Funded by the City of Aurora’s Community Development Block Grant, the Safety First Program, through The Neighbor Project, assist income-eligible homeowners who meet certain Program conditions make health and safety repairs or improvements to their primary residence by providing assistance in the form of a Forgivable Loan and/or Deferred Loan. For more information, please view this link The Neighbor Project.
Down Payment Assistance
Funded by the City of Aurora’s Community Development Block Grant, this program offers up to $3,000 or up to $5,000 in homebuyer assistance. For more information, please view this link to Choose Aurora Application and Program Guidelines.
The City partnered with the following agencies to purchase and rehabilitate rental housing units for low and moderate income households:
- The Alden Network
- Association for Individual Development (AID)
- Brinshore Development
- Community Housing Advocacy and Development (CHAD)
- The Community Builders
- Kittle Property Group
- The Neighbor Project
Additional Benefits for Seniors & Residents with Disabilities
Special assistance programs for seniors and/or persons with disabilities are available to eligible homeowners who make an application through Rebuilding Together Aurora and through programs and services implemented through the City's Senior and Disability Services Division.
Funds were used to purchase and/or install playground equipment in low to moderate-income neighborhoods.
Public Service Agency Support
Support for public service agencies is provided in two ways: financial assistance for program delivery or financial assistance for capital improvements. Each year approximately $200,000 is available for various public service programs from tutorial programs to emergency assistance for seniors.
Sometimes agencies outgrow their facilities or need to repair their facilities in order to maintain quality service delivery. CDBG funds have supported these activities. For some, CDBG dollars determined whether or not they could keep their doors open.