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Window Program for Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings- Rental Property Owners

Steps

  1. 1. Step One
  2. 2. Step Two
  • Step One

    1. Rental Property Window Program:
    2. The City of Dubuque has established a reimbursement program to assist landlords who rent to low-moderate income residents with the cost of modifying windows on their property for emergency escape and rescue. Building code now requires 20-inch by 24-inch windows with a 4-square-foot minimum opening and 44-inch maximum sill height.
    3. Directions:
    4. A.
      Fill out application form. Please deliver the tenant verification packet to each of your tenants for their completion. (If you, the owner, also lives in the building, you are required to complete a tenant verification packet as well). You may make extra copies of the packet for additional tenants or contact our office to obtain extras. Hard copy income documentation will be required to ensure income guidelines of the program are being met. The income verification sheet will be sent to the tenant’s employer or other documentation proving income will be accepted (recent tax return, W2, pay stub, bank statement, et). When the application and all tenant packets are complete please mail or drop them off at the Housing Department, 350 W 6th St., Ste 312. Attention: Rehab Office
    5. B.
      Please provide a copy of the insurance on the property.
    6. C.
      Income eligibility is based upon gross annual income of the tenants.
    7. D.
      Once the income of all tenants are verified you will be notified and an inspection will be scheduled.
    8. Income Limits:
      Income Limits
      Income limits do apply. All properties must be occupied by households earning no more than 80% of area median income. (Limits are adjusted annually by HUD.)
    9. YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE IF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION IS NOT SUBMITTED. PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL PARTS OF THE APPLICATION HAVE BEEN FILLED OUT.