Housing Choice Voucher Participation

Benefits of Renting to Housing Choice Voucher Participants

  • Opportunities and Benefits for Housing Providers 
  • The rent subsidy payments paid on behalf of the tenant are guaranteed as long as the property is maintained in a decent and safe condition.
  • Rent subsidies are automatically deposited into the account of your choice.
  • The program is based upon the private market, not public housing units. You will be helping to provide quality and affordable housing opportunities.
  • You screen and select your own tenants.
  • We may be able to provide additional information about the participating household to assist you with your screening. Consider us to be another resource.
  • You may rent to as many or as few Housing Choice Voucher tenants as you choose.
  • The biennial inspections can assist in helping to maintain your property.
  • You utilize your own lease agreement.
  • You manage the property and tenant behavior. No rights are taken away as long as you are following Iowa Landlord / Tenant Law.
  • Units are inspected according to the City of Dubuque Existing Housing Code, the same code applied to any residential unit.
  • We offer free advertising of your vacant units.
  • You are able to refer other tenants that you know might qualify for rental assistance.
  •  HCV Myth-Busting and Benefits Fact Sheet

Notification and Disclosure of Lead-Based Paint Hazards

Before the execution of the lease, the owner or owner’s agent is required to disclose any knowledge of lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards in housing built prior to 1978 to all prospective residents. Our office must keep a copy of the disclosure notice executed by the owner and tenant in the tenant file.


Free Tenant Screening Options

Help us keep Dubuque neighborhoods safe, housing well-maintained, and tenants accountable. Learn more about the Free Tenant Screening Options offered by the City of Dubuque.