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Short-Term Assistance Program for Mortgage, Rent, and Utilities

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  • Step One

    1. Short-Term Assistance Program for Mortgage, Rent, and Utilities
      The following documents will need to be submitted with your application: Copies of your documentation can be emailed to: kescobar@cityofdubuque.org. In person Dropbox office at Housing and Community Development 350 W. 6th St. Suite 312, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 or can be mailed as well. ** At the end of the application you will have the option to upload all documentation**
    2. INCOME GUIDELINES ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS- Max. Income 80% of AMI
    3. Income Limits
    4. 1) One year (most recent) tax return & W2s for everyone in the household over the age of 18
      • If self-employed – two years of tax returns and W2s are required.
    5. 2) Last six weeks of all employer check stubs for everyone in the household over the age of 18.
    6. 3) Social Security Benefits
      If you receive social security benefits, please provide a copy of your most recent Award Letter as verification of benefit. You may contact the Social Security Administration office at 1-800-772-1213 to receive a copy of the letter.
    7. 4) Child Support Benefits
      If anyone in the household is receiving child support, please submit documentation such as a divorce decree, Child Support Recovery Unit statement or other proof of support.
    8. 5) Unemployment Benefits
      If anyone in the household is receiving unemployment, a statement from the Iowa Workforce Development office is required. (We are also able to retrieve this information by submitting the authorization to release information form that you signed).
    9. 6) Other type of Income
      If anyone in the household is receiving any other type of income (pension, FIP, rental income, etc.,) you will be required to submit appropriate documentation as well.
    10. 7) Bank Statements
      Two months bank statements from all banks and/or lenders that you are affiliated with for everyone in the household over the age of 18 including all retirement accounts (computer printouts are only acceptable if they are an actual copy of the statement)
    11. 8) Birth Certificates
      Copy of all birth certificates for all household members under the age of 18.** Upon request only
    12. 9) Photo ID
      Copy of Photo ID/Driver’s License for all household members of 18 years of age & older.
    13. 10) Utility Bill
      Copy of all utilities bill in your name for property and or shut off notice, if applying for utility assistance.**
    14. 11) Lease
      Copy of your current lease, not applicable for mortgage assistance.**
    15. 12) Mortgage Lender Information
      Copy of mortgage statement, with lender information, not applicable to renters**
    16. 13) Homeowner proof of insurance
      Copy of current homeowner insurance, not applicable for renters.**
    17. 14) Eviction Notice
      Copy of 3 Day Notice, 7 Day Notice, 30 Day Notice to vacate, or copy of court order eviction, not applicable for homeowners**
    18. 15) Notice of Default
      Copy of certified mail notice of default from mortgage lender, not applicable for renters**
    19. YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE IF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION IS NOT ATTACHED TO YOUR APPLICATION. PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL PARTS OF THE APPLICATION HAVE BEEN FILLED OUT AND SIGNED AT THE BOTTOM.