Rental Assistance

Already applied this month for a Housing Choice Voucher? 

Check your status on the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list.

Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

PLEASE NOTE: The Housing Choice Voucher waiting list will not open for the remainder of 2021. Please check back in January 2022 for an update on the status of accepting applications. 


Housing Choice Voucher waiting list pre-applications are accepted for 24 hours on the second Tuesday of each month from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Pre-applications may be submitted online between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. or at the Housing & Community Development Department between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Each month, all pre-applications received on the second Tuesday are placed in a random lottery selection for placement on a waiting list. The City maintains a Housing Choice Voucher waiting list that is roughly the number of vouchers expected to be available during the next three months. If your pre-application is selected you will be notified via letter. The pre-applications not selected for the waiting list in the lottery are deleted and applicants must reapply.

Iowa Rent & Utility Assistance Program 

Do you have past due rent or utility payments? 

The Iowa Finance Authorities (IFA) is offering rent and utility assistance to Iowans impacted by COVID-19. Payments will be made directly to landlords and utility companies. The program is expected to be available through at least Sept. 30, 2021, or until funds are exhausted. Apply online or call 515.348.8813 or 855.300.5885 for more information.


Short-Term Assistance Program

This City program assists income-eligible homeowners and tenants with a portion of the household's mortgage, rent, or utilities up to $1,000 per month for a maximum of 3 months.

Moderate Rehabilitation Program

This small legacy HUD program provides income-eligible applicants with assistance for 10 specific 1-bedroom units and four specific 2-bedroom units. Applications are accepted at any time for this program, but turnover in the program has historically been very low. The current waitlist for the Moderate Rehabilitation Program is over 1,000.

Project-Based Voucher

Seniors and persons with disabilities who are income-eligible may qualify for rental assistance at 17 specific units located at the Rose of Dubuque, an assisted living facility located at 3390 Lake Ridge Dr. Applications are accepted at any time for this program.

Program Information

Helpful Links

Finding a Housing Choice Voucher Rental Unit in Dubuque

Other Resources

Contact Us

  1. Gina Hodgson  |  email
    Assisted Housing Supervisor
    Phone: 563.589.4230

    Hollie Ohnesorge  email
    Assisted Housing Coordinator

    Historic Federal Building
    350 West 6th Street, Suite 312 Dubuque, IA 52001

    Hours
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m