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  1. Kris Neyen

    Housing Rehabilitation Supervisor

    350 West 6th Street, Suite 312
    Dubuque, IA  52001-4648

    Phone: 563.690.6094
    Fax: 563.690.6695


    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    9:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


We provide resources to homeowners and property owners to rehabilitate, weatherize, and beautify their properties. Programs increase community pride, foster relationships between residents, and increase the taxable value of properties.

Accessibility Rehabilitation Program

This program provides forgivable loans to homeowners to provide physical accessibility in housing units.

Accessibility Rehabilitation Program and Application

Home Repair Program

This program provides a loan to qualified applicants to improve conditions of their home.

Home Repair Program and Application

Homeowner Rehabilitation Loan Program

Get information on this all-purpose loan program for property rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation Loan Program



Washington Neighborhood Rehabilitation Program

This program provides long-term, no-interest (0%) loans in varying amounts based upon household size and annual income.  These funds are only available for homes located within The Washington Neighborhood (11th Street to 22nd Street; Elm Street to Central Ave).
Washington Neighborhood Rehabilitation Program, Washington Neighborhood Map and Application

Community Outreach:

We want to hear from you!  What does the community need?  What do YOU need?

100% of our Community Development Block Grant (about $1,000,000 per year), goes to funding what you say is important for our low/moderate income residents and economy.  Let your voice be heard and take our really short survey - click HERE to begin.

If you finish and want to tell us even more, please email atHousing@cityofdubuque.org.

Thanks for your time and input!
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Historical Preservation


       The following steps detail the application and review process. Work begun prior to obtaining a required permit, review, or approval will not be eligible for loan assistance.


  • Applications will be accepted at:
            Housing and Community Development Department
            350 W. 6th Street Suite 312
            Dubuque, IA 52001        
  • All applications must include required information on income, specific work proposed, and at least two estimates received from full-time contractors licensed and insured by the State of Iowa. Homeowners may do the work themselves; written quotes on the costs of materials must be provided. Labor by homeowners in not covered. Incomplete applications will not be processed.        
  • A loan review committee of City staff and members of the Historic Preservation Commission will rank eligible applications prior to income verification, and make recommendations relative to loan amount, and compliance with City Housing, Building, and Historic Preservation Codes, and with Section 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations.        
  • The Historic Preservation Commission will review that loan application, the proposed work, and the committee’s recommendations. The Commission must approve a Certificate of Appropriateness for all proposed work to be completed prior to issuance of permits or processing of loan.        
  • All applicable City permits and reviews must be completed (e.g., building permits, rental license, housing inspection, etc) before any work begins. 
Washington Neighborhood

Homeowner Purchase Program There are great incentives to living in the Washington Neighborhood.  Properties are within walking distance of work, grocery stores, pharmacies, shopping, businesses, banks/credit unions, churches and restaurants. Several City and Federal financial incentives are also available for home purchases.        

Homeowner Rehabilitation Program  The City of Dubuque offers 0% and forgivable loans for home rehabilitation in the Washington Neighborhood. 

HOME Workshop

Home Ownership Made Easy.  Money $aving tips for your home whether you rent or own!

When:  Monday nights from 5:30-7:30 p.m. during the months of February, April, June, August, and October.

Where: Housing & Community Development Department--3rd floor of the Historic Federal Building (350 W. 6th Street, Suite 312)

Cost: $25 per household for 4 classes; pre-registration is required. To register, call 563-589-4239 or email  the City of Dubuque Housing & Community Development Department.
Learn about city programs and useful tips, financial solutions that fit your needs, basic banking, and tips for making a more energy-efficient home!

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