Sustainable Living


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We provide sustainable living solutions to families and individuals through access to affordable housing, opportunities for personal growth and empowerment, and community engagement.


City of Dubuque Housing & Community Development Department closed the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list on April 30, 2015. There is no scheduled date to re-open the waiting list at this time. A public notice will be issued when the waiting list is reopened.

Applicants who have already submitted their completed application before this date will remain on the waiting list. Applicants who are on the waiting list are still required to report any changes on their application. 


Rental Assistance includes the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, project-based housing, Moderate Rehabilitation, and HCV Homeownership.
Family Self-Sufficiency is a HUD program for any families or individuals receiving the Housing Choice Voucher who are motivated to set and achieve goals towards becoming economically self-sufficient.
Dubuque Circles Initiative is a community-based initiative whose mission is to build collaborative circles of support that strengthen community, inspire tolerance, eliminate barriers and connect resources for those living in a cycle of poverty, so they may lead themselves and their families to permanent stability.
Special Needs Assistance Program (formerly known as Shelter Plus Care) provides rental assistance for homeless persons with disabilities in connection with supportive services funded from sources throughout the community through other agencies and programs. This program is run through East Central Development Corporation.

To contact by phone, call 563.589.4230
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