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 35-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 children, through rental assistance and case management. In 2018, CHP welcomed these families as permanent residents, and expanded supportive services to all of our 90 households at Plaza Townhomes at Macon and Moline and Tollgate Creek Townhomes. This service-enriched housing ensures 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 the first phase Eagle Meadow Homes on a 4.8-acre site near E. 2nd Avenue and Sable in Aurora. We submitted an Affordable Housing Tax Credit application in August 2020 for 93 units of family-oriented housing with 20% of the units for extremely low-income households (20-30%).
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 working with partners and investors in order to construct more units.
There is also a need for monetary donations to support 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!!