Housing & Community Development Department

The Housing and Community Development Department coordinates expansive services to cover the housing needs in our community. Whether you're looking for a place to live, a loan to make home improvements, or a way to connect and contribute to your community, we've got you covered. Our programs and services exist to enhance your quality of life and to create and sustain a beautiful Dubuque community in which everyone has the opportunity to succeed and thrive. Our staff is excited to work with you and connect you to all of the programs that will benefit you and your family.

Browse through our programs below to find out more about the comprehensive services we offer.
The City of Dubuque is requesting all non-licensed rental properties to be licensed before August 1, 2015.  Properties that are currently not licensed are subject to double license fees.  Rental properties operating without a license that fail to obtain a license prior to August 1, 2015 will be subject to double license fees and a $750.00 municipal infraction.  Non-licensed rental property owners interested in taking advantage of this opportunity to avoid the municipal infraction should contact General Housing at 563-589-4231 or email the Permit Clerk.

Due to a projected shortfall of Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Housing Assistance Payments, the City of Dubuque Housing & Community Development Department will close the HCV waiting list effective 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2015. The City of Dubuque Housing & Community Development Department will not accept any new applications for the HCV program waiting list after 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2015. There is no scheduled date to re-open the waiting list at this time. A public notice will be issued when the waiting list is reopened.
Applicants who have already submitted their completed application before this date will remain on the waiting list. Applicants who are on the waiting list are still required to report any changes on their application. 
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  1. PUBLIC NOTICE: Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Closed

    As of 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2015 the HCV waiting list is closed. Read on...
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