FAQS

Q:

How do I apply for housing?

A:

Applications are only accepted during periods when the waiting list for either Public Housing, the Project Based Voucher program, or the Housing Choice Voucher program are open. The application page will say whether a program is open or not. Once we set a deadline, applications must be returned by that stated deadline. Applications are not accepted at any other time or if a waiting list for particular program or bedroom size is closed.

If we are currently accepting applications for a program, applications may be printed from the Aurora Housing Authority website here and returned to the main office either by mail, dropped off in person, or by fax (630) 701-9974. Our main office is located at

1449 Jericho Circle

Aurora, IL 60506

In order to be processed, the application must at least have a (1) legible name, birth date, and social security number of the head of household, (2) valid mailing address, (3) signed back page. The application is four pages total.

Q:

How do I submit a maintenance request?

A:

Maintenance requests can be submitted one of three ways:

  1. By calling the Aurora Housing Authority main office at (630) 701-9977
  2. By contacting your property manager
  3. By filling out the online request form
Q:

How do I bid on AHA contracting opportunities?

A:

The AHA often posts its contracting opportunities in the local newspaper or on the Public Documents page. Check back often and see if we are accepting bids for any upcoming projects.

Q:

What is the Project Based Voucher program?

A:

The Project Based Voucher Program, or PBV, is a relatively new program for The Aurora Housing Authority. Like Housing Choice Voucher or HCV, it is a part of the Section 8 program and there is a voucher involved. However, unlike HCV, the PBV is not issued to a specific person; PBV is tied to a specific pre-selected building or unit. Therefore, should a PBV tenant choose to move out of their home or unit, they will lose access to voucher and assistance from AHA will cease.

Applications can be found here. Please be aware of  AHA’s open waiting lists and AHA Bedroom Standards, as follows:

Household members of the same generation and gender will share a room (usually siblings). Household members of different generations and/or genders will generally not share a room, except for couples.  Households not fitting our open bedroom sizes (according to HUD Bedroom Standards and AHA’s own policies) or applying for Housing Choice Voucher will have their application denied.

Q:

Are felons eligible for housing?

A:

HUD Notice H 2012-11, issued by HUD on June 11, 2012, re-confirmed that applicants subject to a lifetime state sex offender registration requirement cannot be admitted to federal housing programs. Additionally, individuals found to have manufactured or produced methamphetamine on the premises of federally assisted housing cannot be admitted.

All other situations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Felons are not automatically disqualified from housing, save for the exceptions stated above.