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Homelessness in Aurora

Everyone deserves a safe, warm place to sleep. The city of Aurora is committed to preventing and ending homelessness by connecting those without shelter to resources, support, and services to help them regain stability and improve well-being. While health and human services typically fall to county governments (Aurora sits in three counties), the Aurora City Council has designated significant resources to support programs and partnerships with community and nonprofit organizations, to assist those experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness.

Volunteers needed for annual Point-in-Time homeless count

The city of Aurora’s Housing and Community Services Department is seeking volunteers for the 2023 Point-in-Time (PIT) count, an annual count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness in the city on a given day. The count is part of the national efforts to identify the extent of homelessness in the country. The PIT count event takes place Tuesday, Jan. 31. Register for volunteer opportunities

Virtual Information Session 

The virtual information took place Dec. 6. See below for the recording to learn more about the volunteer opportunities. 
Play recording (recording password:8SbG3kNQ)

Volunteer Training 

Volunteers must attend a one-hour virtual training, hosted by Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI). The training will be scheduled several times after Jan. 19; the training schedule will be posted on this webpage as it becomes available. 

Download the city's Homeless Services Resource Guide

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Image of Spanish version of Homeless Services Resource Guide

Current state of homelessness in Aurora  

  • There are 612 people experiencing homelessness in 2022
  • Currently, there are 130-150 shelter beds available on any given night (not including beds for abated individuals)
  • The city is 7,500-8,500 affordable housing units short to house people that need affordable housing options 

Homeless Assistance 

The city is not a direct service provider and funds agencies in the community to provide direct services to individuals experiencing homelessness. The city is looking to build a regional navigation center to support those experiencing homelessness and provide homeless prevention services. Additional information will be posted about this project soon. 

Outreach Team 

The city works with community partners such as Mile High Behavioral Healthcare and Aurora Mental Health to form an outreach team to help address homelessness in the community. The outreach team is not an enforcement entity. Instead, they engage with people who are camping, living out of their vehicle or RV and work with them to access services in the community. Members of this outreach team are trained professionals with years of experience working with people experiencing homelessness. 

County Human Services  

Counties, as the lead health and human services agencies at the local level, also provide assistance to those experiencing homelessness. Follow the links to learn more about the programs available by county. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Recent City Council initiatives addressing homelessness

Funding Opportunities

There are no funding opportunities at this time. Please check back later. 
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