Benefits of Renting to Housing Choice Voucher Participants
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 so that it is always received by the first of the month.
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 annual inspections can assist in helping to maintain your good 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.
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. Click here for information regarding Free Tenant Screening Options offered by the City of Dubuque.