to Community Housing Partners (CHP)
December 1, 2023 -
Roofing is underway for Eagle Meadow Homes
Palace Construction is rocking as it nears completion with framing on CHP's two buildings. Roofing has started and we're on track to have them enclosed prior to heavy winter snows. We'll start pre-leasing next Spring with a planned grand opening in late Summer 2024.
CHP is excited to provide these 93 units at 30-60% AMI, with 11 units at 30% and 13 units at 40% AMI. The units will be larger for families with children, with 75% being 2 and 3-bedroom units. Our partner, Brothers Property Management has an Interest List for prospective residents. If you know of anyone interested, please call 303-830-4690 or visit www.brotherspropertymanagement.org.
HELP FAMILIES FACING HARDSHIPS
A Precious Child packed toys for 50 kids at Plaza & Tollgate
Creek Townhomes. Peace with Christ Lutheran Church has
tailored gifts for 27 kids. Palace Construction and FirstBank
have donated gift cards for teens and grocery cards for
families during the holidays.
However, these families are still confronting hardships after
the pandemic with rent, utilities, and unpaid bills. Please
consider a donation to help formerly homeless and at-risk
families on Colorado Gives Day this December 5th.
For $25-50 you can help with groceries & transportation
and for $100+ you can help with utilities and rent:
Community Housing Partners
Serving Aurora Family Members...
Community Housing Partners serves low and moderate income families, many of whom were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, by developing affordable rental housing, and offering rapid rehousing and supportive services.
Where it all began...
The Aurora Housing Corporation (AHC) was founded in 1985 as a 501(c)3 organization so it could access Federal dollars for the ongoing operation of its properties. This ability allowed AHC to keep its rents at an affordable level. For these past 37 years, it has been able to make this vision a reality. Until 2013, AHC was a sister organization to the Aurora Housing Authority (AHA) and as such it purchased and built several developments through this partnership.
Who are we today…
In 2013, AHC changed its name to Community Housing Partners and separated from AHA. As a stand-alone agency, CHP continues as a non-profit and has the same mission of ensuring safe affordable, service-enriched housing. As the City grows as a business and healthcare center, the housing needs are changing. CHP sees the need to keep an affordability level so that the lowest income and work force (moderate income) families are able to live and work there.
Who lives with us?
CHP houses many families who are in need of affordable rents due to a myriad of life circumstance. Some are refugees from various Asian and African nations. Others have been homeless due to recent circumstances such as the death of a spouse or leaving a domestic violence situation. Some have histories of being homeless with many internal barriers. Others earn low wages that don't support the market rate rents - by December 2022 the average rent in Aurora was $1,737 and higher in Denver at $1,994.
What is the issue for lower-income families?
HUD maintains that people should not have to spend more than 30% of their earnings on housing. So what does that mean to a family of 4? If a single head of a household with 3 children earning $12.56 an hour working full time, their gross income is $26,125 a year, and they gross $2,177 monthly. Can they afford to pay fair market rent for a 2 or 3 bedroom at $1,659 to 2,226 a month? Probably not. This forces them to use the bulk of their earnings just on rent. What about food.... clothing.... school supplies.... etc?
The 2023 INCOME Limits apply to our two
properties, based on the Low Income
Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.
Plaza Townhomes at Macon & Moline also
follows the LIHTC RENT Limits and has an
open waitlist with occasional vacancies based
on the rents shown to the right.
Townhomes at Tollgate Creek is HUD Project
Based Section 8 so rents are limited to 30%
of household income, with a closed waitlist.