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Aurora Housing Authority Completes Affordable Housing Renovation

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The Housing Authority of the City of Aurora (AHA) has finished a yearlong effort to update Connections at 6th, an affordable housing property located at 6th Avenue and I-225. The complex is home to 68 units of housing originally built in 2001. With a $6.6 million investment, 68 units have been preserved and upgraded for low-income households.

AHA has been building and managing affordable housing in the city for over 45 years. “We are a long-term fixture in the community; we exist to provide stability, hope and opportunity for our low income population. Connections at 6th is evidence of our commitment to preserving and expanding housing opportunities,” said AHA Executive Director Craig A. Maraschky.

Palace Construction was the general contractor for the project and the architect was WORKSHOP8.

New roofs were installed and landscaping and play areas were updated. Apartments were modernized with new kitchens, bathrooms, and flooring. Perhaps most importantly, units were retrofitted to improve accessibility for those with disabilities. Since over 40 percent of the residents at Connections at 6th are over 55, accessibility is especially important.

This investment responds directly to the five-year goals identified in the City of Aurora’s new Housing Strategy to increase and preserve the deeply affordable housing inventory. The economic pressures of COVID-19 illustrated just how vital affordable housing and mission-driven landlords are to the safety and stability of the city.

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10 Comments

  1. Laura
    January 26, 2021 at 12:55 pm — Reply

    How do I apply

  2. Teresa Elliott
    January 26, 2021 at 5:41 pm — Reply

    I live in my car and im unemployed Im 53 and have alot of illneses, how do I apply to get an apartment.

  3. Hunter
    January 26, 2021 at 9:53 pm — Reply

    what about units at 1st ave and kenton?
    they need update too

  4. Sarai Shields
    January 27, 2021 at 12:58 am — Reply

    How to apply

  5. William Lagrand
    January 27, 2021 at 1:20 am — Reply

    How do I apply

  6. January 27, 2021 at 8:36 am — Reply

    Wish to apply. Thank you. Im 63 I am disabled and live on a fixed income. I hope you can help. Once again thank you very much.

  7. Emily Williams
    January 27, 2021 at 10:22 am — Reply

    My son is 53year old with stage 4 cancer.he has been on the waiting list for a apartment here in Aurora for a while now where he can be close to his kemo doctors.please contact me.his name is Gerald Alan Byndum Jr..

  8. January 27, 2021 at 1:58 pm — Reply

    My husband is 60. He is approved OAP effective this month. I lost my job Dec. 4, 2020 after 7 years. I am getting unemployment. We are paying $1600 a month in this motel. We have been living in this apt(motel) here 1.5 years. In Denver just over 3 years.
    Who do I contact to fill out an application or at least get on a waiting list?
    Thank you and have a great day.

  9. Aundre Nickleberry
    February 22, 2021 at 6:15 pm — Reply

    Looking for 1 bedroom

  10. Jessica
    November 26, 2021 at 6:53 am — Reply

    Thank you Aurora Housing Authority!!! I never knew this kind of help was available. Celia Rivas was so knowledgeable and professional. Patiently walking me through the program. Again very grateful.

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