To provide and develop service-enriched affordable housing opportunities for lower income households in our communities.
Community Housing Partners (CHP) under it former name Aurora Housing Corporation (AHC) has been in existence since 1985, when it was formed to access funding streams for affordable housing that were not available to the Aurora Housing Authority (AHA). Throughout its 33-year history, CHP has developed numerous properties throughout the City of Aurora, all with the focus of providing decent, affordable housing to families earning 30-60% of the area median income (AMI).
In addition to developing and managing housing, CHP has provided transitional and rapid rehousing for homeless families with dependent children, through rental assistance and case management. Beginning in 2018, CHP now welcomes these families as permanent residents, and is expanding supportive services to all of our 90 households at Plaza Townhomes at Macon and Moline and Tollgate Creek Townhomes. This service-enriched housing will ensure that families can sustain economic self-sufficiency and stable permanent housing.
As a 501(c)(3) housing development organization, CHP is also a non-profit affordable housing developer. We are actively planning development of a site near E. 2nd Avenue and Sable in Aurora for 80-100 units of affordable housing. We plan to submit an Affordable Housing Tax Credit application to the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority in 2020.
There is a critical shortage of affordable housing units in the City of Aurora and the Metro Denver area. There are also many families who are experiencing homelessness. CHP is finding partners and investors in order to acquire land and construct more units.
There is also a need for monetary donations to support our ten formerly homeless families living at Plaza Townhomes at Macon and Moline in Aurora, as well as our other households that face economic hardships. Although the rents at CHP's two developments are significantly less than market rents (sometimes 1/2 to 2/3 less), households often need assistance with late rent, furniture, utility payments, educational supplies and classes, household items, and more.
The housing program has brought me so much success. I'm at Metro State University and will graduate in about a year. I have permanent housing now thanks to the housing program at CHP!!