Aurora Life

Buildings: Upper four floors of 1970’s East Wing building

Status: Marketing to begin Spring 2020

Expected Opening: Spring 2022

The state of housing for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) is desperate for new solutions. Families face stagnated systems of care that cannot meet the demand for a full, independent, and complete life for adults with I/DD. This problem can only be solved through innovation.

Aurora Life is a proposed 53-unit independent apartment community (IAC) modeled after best-in-class and successful operations at similar communities across the country.

IAC’s are dynamic communities that encourage residents to participate and engage with their neighbors, peers and the community through employment, volunteer and social activities.

Aurora Life Apartments

Aurora Life will offer residents one-bedroom apartments with fully functioning kitchens, living spaces, and bedrooms. Apartment residents will also have access to property amenities that include group kitchen space, lounges, and recreation spaces.

Amenities and Services

Aurora Life rent structure covers a comprehensive set of amenities and services that ensure the stability, security, and growth of our tenants.

Trained staff, assistants, and team leaders will support the needs of residents. This support includes:

• Social, recreational, and educational programming tailored to the resident’s interests

• Individual goal-setting session

• Employment and/or volunteer placement

• Job coaching

• Independent living skills building and support

A New Solution For Families

  • High-Quality Staff

  • Community Inclusion

  • Person-Centered

  • Resident Rights

  • Community Resources

The Aurora Life community will offer its residents a high quality of life through an innovative living community.

Aurora Life apartments rent at above market-rate to meet the administrative, operational and staffing expenses of the development.

Rent will include meals, transportation, individualized programming and staff support 24/7.

The Independent Apartment Community (IAC) Network

Aurora Life is modeled after successful communities across the country that share the same approach to resident options, programs, and supports.

We are excited to see Aurora Life join our partner IACs to serve as a premier opportunity for families of individuals with low supports needs throughout the Midwest and the nation.

Aurora Life: Guiding IAC Principles

Community Inclusion
Aurora Life is designed to be a vibrant community; striving for community access and inclusion with the support of Aurora Life staff.

High Quality Staff
Aurora Life staff will be trained to the highest standards, monitored, and available 24/7 to all residents.

All Aurora Life residents will work with staff to identify and meet their short, medium, and long-term life goals.

Resident Rights
Aurora Life residents will live in their own secure, fully-functioning apartment under a lease agreement that protects their rights and privacy.

Community Resources

Located near opportunities for recreation, education, and employment, Aurora Life will provide the means for residents to access all the benefits of living in a vibrant local community.