Healthy Homes Program

Across the U.S., environmental hazards in the home harm millions each year. “Healthy Homes” is a century-old concept that promotes safe, decent, and sanitary homes as a means for preventing disease and injury.

The Healthy Homes Program takes a comprehensive approach by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time including: mold, water intrusion, lead, allergens, asthma, carbon monoxide, home safety, pesticides, and radon (a dangerous gas found mainly in basements). 

It’s not just older homes that contain these dangers. Whether your house is new or old, it may have areas that could be improved. Creating healthier housing promotes the healthy growth and development of children and has the potential to save billions in health care costs. Everyone benefits from a healthy home.

Who is eligible for the Healthy Homes Program?

The Healthy Homes Program is available to low- to moderate- income residents, both renters and homeowners.  To qualify, the household must be located within the Dubuque city limits and meet the following income guidelines established by HUD.

  • 1 Person Household: $49,000
  • 2 Person Household: $56,000
  • 3 Person Household: $63,000
  • 4 Person Household: $70,000
  • 5 Person Household: $75,600
  • 6 Person Household: $81,200
  • 7 Person Household: $86,800
  • 8 Person Household: $92,400

Is your home lead-safe?

Yes, my home is lead safe.

If your home is lead-safe but you have other household hazards that need to be addressed, you may qualify for up to $10,000 to create a healthier home.

No, my home is NOT lead safe.

If you live in a house built before 1978 that is within the Dubuque city limits AND have a child under the age of six that lives in the home or visits the home on a frequent basis (a pregnant woman qualifies), you may qualify for up to $20,000 for lead remediation and then an additional $5,000 for other household hazards. Interested in making your home lead-safe? Let's get in touch!

For questions, contact 563.589.1724 or

Creating Lead-Safe Homes

The City of Dubuque has made 1,300 units lead-safe over the course of five grants starting in 1997. Download the list of properties made lead-safe, which is sorted by house number. If a unit was previously made lead-safe, it is not eligible for additional grant funding.


Contact Us

  1. Angela Ventris  |  email
    Grants Project Manager

    Phone: 563.589.1724
    Fax: 563.589.4244

    Historic Federal Building
    350 West 6th Street, Suite 312 Dubuque, IA 52001
     Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.