Rental Assistance Program

Unable to make rental payments because of financial hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic?

A couple look stressed while reviewing their billsThe city of Aurora may be able to help.

The city of Aurora has heard from residents during the COVID-19 crisis that rental assistance is a key need, and is making funds available through the House Aurora Partnership and CARES Act funding from Arapahoe and Adams counties to help people stay in their homes.

Please note, the CDC issued an eviction moratorium order, effective Sept. 4 through Dec. 31, to temporarily halt residential evictions for eligible renters. A form for tenants to provide to landlords to show their eligibility for the moratorium can be downloaded here. The Aurora Rental Assistance program can assist renters in catching up on their lease payments, even during the moratorium.

What’s covered under the Aurora Rental Assistance Program?

  • Up to two months of rent payments, not to exceed established fair market rent by HUD
  • Payments are made directly to the landlord/property manager
  • Mortgage assistance is not available through this program (contact your mortgage company for relief options or go to AuroraGov.org/Community Development)

Who’s eligible?

  • Household income is at or below 100% of Area Median Income (see chart below); financial verification is required
  • The reason for requesting assistance is related to COVID-19 (for example, loss of income or employment due to COVID-19, or COVID-19 health-related expenses)
  • Applicant does not receive other public housing support vouchers
  • Applicant has a current lease in place in the city of Aurora
  • Applicant did not receive funding through earlier rounds of the Aurora Rental Assistance Program
  • Eligibility for this program is not dependent upon citizenship status

Chart of Area Median Income levels
How do I apply?

Applications must be filled out online at https://auroraco.seamlessdocs.com/f/2020RentAssist. Applications will be accepted until available funding is exhausted.

Please be prepared to have the following documents available at the time of applying (materials must be uploaded as electronic files and be legible; if you don't have access to a scanner, consider using a free phone scanner app such as Fast Scanner):

  • Copy of lease
  • Copy of late rent notice OR copy of ledger (that shows rent amounts owed)
  • Award letters (or copy of checks) from any other agencies that have provided you financial assistance for housing costs because of COVID-19
  • W-9 (for landlord)
  • Employment paystub
  • Letter of termination or furlough from employer due to COVID-19
  • Driver's license or photo ID for all adults in household age 18 or older

Questions? 

coa-rentassist@auroragov.org

¿Preguntas?

Para ayudar a personas afectadas financieramente por la crisis de COVID-19, la ciudad de Aurora cuenta con un Programa de Asistencia de Renta, el cual les puede ayudar a pagar hasta dos meses de renta. Para obtener información en español, haga clic aquí.

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