Landlord Resources

The City of Dubuque wants landlords to be successful in their efforts to provide safe and quality housing for members of the community. This resource page is designed to help efficiently locate services and programs offered to landlords by the City.

Rental Licensing & Inspection Fees

Landlord Incentives

Effective April 1, 2021, financial incentives will be available to landlords who partner with the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program including a $1,000 first-time unit bonus, a no-loss vacant unit bonus, and up to $2,500 in damage reimbursement. The incentives will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until program grant funds are depleted. Learn more about landlord incentives and the benefits of renting to Housing Choice Voucher Program participants.


Iowa Rent & Utility Assistance Program 

Do you have tenants with past due rent or utility payments? 

The Iowa Finance Authorities (IFA) is offering rent and utility assistance to Iowans impacted by COVID-19. Payments will be made directly to landlords and utility companies. The program is expected to be available through at least Sept. 30, 2021, or until funds are exhausted. Direct your tenants to apply online or call 515.348.8813 or 855.300.5885.

Resources for Landlords

Becoming a Landlord

Maintaining, Repairing, or Upgrading Rental Properties

Renting to a Voucher Holder

Screening Prospective Tenants

Rental Property Regulations

Rental Property Resources

Resources for Tenants