Neighborhood Revitalization

The Housing & Community Development Department provides resources to homeowners, tenants, and landlords to rehabilitate, weatherize, and beautify their properties. Programs increase community pride, foster relationships, and increase property values. See our list of programs below or use the City’s incentives map to see available programs by address.

Homeowner Rehabilitation Loan Program

This program provides a loan to qualified applicants to do major improvements to their home.  Get information on this all-purpose loan program for property rehabilitation.

Healthy Homes Program

The lead program aims to prevent lead poisoning by making homes lead-safe.  Eligibility qualifications are as follows: applicants live in a house built before 1978, have a child under the age of 6 that lives in or visits the home frequently (or applicant household includes a pregnant woman), and household meets the income guidelines.

Neighborhood Enhancement Lighting Program

The Neighborhood Enhancement Lighting Program provides a dollar-for-dollar match up to a maximum amount for residential property owners who install either front yard or rear yard light fixtures that also improve lighting levels on public sidewalks and alleys.

Urban Revitalization Program

Owners who upgrade their residential properties located within a designated Urban Revitalization district may receive a 10-year exemption from the property tax liability that would normally accompany numerous property improvements. Owners of commercial properties within the Washington Neighborhood district are eligible for a three-year exemption.  

Washington Neighborhood Rehabilitation Program 

This program provides a loan to qualified applicants to do major improvements to their home. These funds are only available for homes located within The Washington Neighborhood (11th Street to 32nd Street; Elm Street to Central Ave).

Contact Us

  1. Maddy Haverland  |  email
    Urban Development & Housing Rehabilitation Project Manager
    Phone: 563.690.6102
    Staff Directory

    Historic Federal Building
    350 West 6th Street, Suite 312 Dubuque, IA 52001

    Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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