Voucher Programs

The Housing Authority of the City of Aurora (AHA) offers a range of housing opportunities to families and individuals with diverse needs. Subsidized housing is provided with funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Public Housing Program, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, Moderate Rehabilitation Program, and Project Based Assistance. Affordable (workforce) housing is provided using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. AHA also owns and manages comfortable and convenient market rate housing.

AHA does not administer home ownership programs.

AHA does not provide emergency assistance; please view these resources or call Colorado 2-1-1.

Approximately 3,000 individuals and families are currently being served by the Housing Authority. The demand for affordable housing is much greater than the supply. 

Current Section 8 HCV Participants –  Here are quick links to the Assisted Housing Directory, Portability, Program Forms, and Utility Allowances

Prospective applicants – please check our waitlist guide to see if we are currently accepting applications. 


Other programs and special purpose vouchers administered by AHA 

FUP – Family Unification Program

Applicants Must Be Referred By Appropriate Agency

Applications for the FUP (Family Unification Program) are taken at the Arapahoe County Social Services office.

If your application is approved by the Arapahoe County Social Services, they will forward your application to AHA to determine your eligibility for the FUP housing choice voucher program. AHA will contact you to complete an application for FUP housing assistance.


Moderate Rehabilitation Program

THE MOD REHAB PROGRAM WAITING LIST CLOSED ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016 We do not anticipate at this time when the list will open again.

Application Status
Aurora Housing Authority is not providing application status for this program at this time.

When you applied you received a confirmation page with information about the program you applied for, this page stated you must keep your address updated in writing and the waiting list is approximately 1 year or longer.  Vacancies must be available before offers can be sent out to the next family on the waiting list.

AHA cannot predict when a vacancy will become available.

The Housing Authority is currently not accepting calls or inquiries regarding waiting list status.  When vacancies are available, the next individuals on the list are contacted by mail.  Please remember to read all information carefully and keep your mailing address current because this is how you will be notified.


Also known as the Mod Rehab program, this program consists of privately owned apartment complexes generally located in north Aurora.

  • Residents pay approximately 30% of household income towards rent
  • Families cannot make more than 50% of the area median income to be eligible for the Mod Rehab program at admission.
  • Maximum income for program eligibility is currently $39,650 for a family of four.
  • Approximate waiting list time is one year or longer.
  • It is important to note that the subsidy stays with the unit in the Mod Rehab program. Unlike the Housing Choice Voucher program, the subsidy does not stay with the family, it stays with the unit.
  • The Housing Authority determines eligibility on the participating family and performs the initial and annual housing quality standards inspection on the units.
  • The owner maintains all other normal property manager rights and responsibilities.

Applications for the Moderate Rehabilitation Program closed on Friday, February 12, 2016.

VASH – Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing

Applicants Must Be Referred By Appropriate Agency


Applications for the VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) Program are taken at the Veterans Administration (VA) office:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Denver VA Hospital, East Wing, 3rd Floor
1055 Clermont Street, Denver, CO 80220

Please review the brochure: A Veterans Guide to the Denver VA Housing Programs

HUD-VASH Hotline Phone Number: 303-399-8020, ext. 2056

If your application is approved by the VA, the VA will forward your application to AHA to determine your eligibility for the VASH housing choice voucher program. AHA will contact you to complete an application for VASH housing assistance.