About AHA

The Housing Authority of the City of Aurora, Colorado (AHA) was established by action of the Aurora City Council in February of 1975. Ordinance 75-34 was passed on February 24, 1975 and amended by Ordinance 75-69 dated June 9, 1975.

The Housing Authority team led by Executive Director Craig A. Maraschky includes but is not limited to property managers, maintenance technicians, and administrative staff. AHA is committed to providing safe, decent, affordable housing to our community and proudly serves many different groups including:

  • Working families
  • Single parents
  • Disabled residents
  • Seniors
  • Homeless
  • Veterans

AHA owns and manages more than 809 units of rental housing. Our rental housing portfolio currently consists of:

773 Low Income Tax Credit / Income Restricted units
210 Project-Based Section 8 units
30 conventional rental units

AHA currently administers 1,266 HUD Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (including 117 VASH and 50 FUP) and an average of 700 portable vouchers with an annual value to the community of over $22.6 million. This program allows renters to bridge the gap between normal rent and their ability to pay.

AHA issues Housing Bonds on behalf of itself, non-profit, and for-profit housing developers.

All AHA debts are secured by AHA-owned real estate and are not obligations of the city or state.

At this time, AHA does not administer home ownership programs, please visit the City of Aurora’s website: City of Aurora’s Home Ownership Assistance Program (HOAP)

AHA is committed to providing high quality, transparent services to the community. We are committed to promoting integrity, effectiveness, fairness, and impartiality in our daily interactions with residents, landlords, developers, vendors, and the general public. To that end, AHA adheres to the NAHRO Code of Professional Conduct.

Mission Statement

To develop and promote quality housing while supporting and encouraging economic opportunities leading to self-sufficiency and independence.

Vision Statement

To be the acknowledged leader in developing quality affordable housing in our community.
Adopted by the Housing Authority of the City of Aurora, CO December 1998

Values Statement

Respect Others: We will treat co-workers, clients, and community members with dignity, respect, courtesy, politeness, and kindness.

Act with Integrity at All Times: With the best interest of the organization, employees, clients and community in mind, we are personally accountable for the highest standards of ethical behavior including honesty and fairness.

Maintain a High Level of Professionalism: We approach our daily activities with competence, responsibility, accuracy, reliability and confidentiality. We work cooperatively to create a friendly and quality-oriented environment.

Communicate Clearly: We will communicate openly and honestly and listen to ideas to improve our services and overcome challenges.