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Window Program for Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings - Owner-Occupied Property

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  • Step One

    1. WINDOW PROGRAM FOR EMERGENCY ESCAPE AND RESCUE OPENINGS
    2. The City of Dubuque has established a reimbursement program to assist income-eligible homeowners 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. Requirements:
    4. 1. Location
      Any single-family owner-occupied dwelling, located within the City of Dubuque.
    5. 2. Income Limits- effective 7/2020
      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.)
    6. Income Limits
    7. 3. Term of Assistance
      Reimbursement will be made for materials and labor costs once the work has been performed.
    8. 4. Amount of Assistance
      Maximum assistance per property is $4,000.
    9. 5. Eligible Repairs
      Must be a non-compliant Emergency Escape Opening that is being replace with a compliant one. Will also be inspecting for code compliant smoke detectors/carbon monoxide detectors.
    10. 6. Can be used in conjunction with other Homeowner Rehabilitation Programs
    11. 7. The following documents will need to be submitted with your application:
      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. 2.) Last six weeks of all employer check stubs for everyone in the household over the age of 18. 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. 4.) 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. 5.)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). 6.) 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.
    12. 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