The Aurora Housing Authority (AHA) was founded in the 1940s and charged with the mission of providing safe, decent and affordable housing for the people of the City of Aurora. With funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development the AHA provides housing for nearly 2,000 households through the Low Income Public Housing Program, the Project Based Voucher Program and Housing Choice Voucher Program. Through partnerships with local and regional non-profits the AHA also promotes educational achievement and self-sufficiency.

The Aurora Housing Authority, through its business activities, provides nearly $17.2 million dollars annually to local contractors, landlords and business owners and helps to support businesses owned and operated by minorities nationwide.