Rental Assistance

ATTENTION DUBUQUE PROPERTY OWNERS AND PROPERTY MANAGERS!
Join us for an informational webinar on our NEW Partner Portal on Thursday, January 8, 2015 from Noon-1pm!

This free tool is designed to save you time by giving you access to your tenant and unit data 24/7, including:
- Status of your payments and payment holds
- Upcoming inspection information (dates and results)
- Upcoming tenant certifications/family records
- So much more!

Here's how you can catch this webinar and take advantage of this great new tool!:
1. Register online and watch it at your home or office using GoToMeeting.
2. Join us at the Housing Department to watch it! RSVP here.
3. View a recording of it online if you're unable to watch it live. Link will be available after January 8th.

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.

Additional Resources
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 Resident Advisory Board meeting meets on the third Thursday of every month 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.
 
Additional Resources
Iowa Housing Search is a free resource to help you find a rental home that fits your needs and budget.