Options for Affordable Housing and Community Engagement
Making sure everyone has a decent place to live is an important priority. Our Rental Assistance programs are designed so most households pay about 30% of their monthly adjusted income towards their rent - keeping housing affordable. Why is affordable housing important? When people have a safe, affordable place to live they are able to reach their full potential. People are also interested in having access to social and economic opportunity, community services and events, and arts and entertainment. Dubuque Circles Initiative and Family Self-Sufficiency work to increase access to these opportunities, allowing participants to engage and contribute to the community.
If you are currently receiving Rental Assistance, you may qualify for a 50% reduction of the monthly refuse collection & stormwater fee. Click on the link to Utility Billing to find out more!
Are you new to Dubuque and looking for information on your new community and interested in meeting other newcomers? Enroll today in a 2014 session of Distinctively Dubuque: A fun way for newcomers to learn about and experience Dubuque.
Resident Advisory Board
The Resident Advisory Board (RAB) offers an opportunity for Housing Choice Voucher participants to provide input on the policies and procedures for the Housing & Community Development Dept. Assisted Housing Programs. The RAB meets monthly.
The next Resident Advisory Board meeting is on Thursday, May 15, from 11:30am-1pm! Call 563.589.4230 or e-mail to RSVP.
More Housing Choices - Exception Rent Areas
Did you know the Housing Choice Voucher can pay a little more for rent in certain areas of town? Because rent tends to be more expensive in some areas, Housing & CD Dept. asked HUD for permission to raise the Voucher Payment Standard for some areas. Learn more about Exception Rents.