Healthy Homes Program

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 paint, 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.

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 income guidelines established by HUD. 

Program participants may qualify for up to $10,000 to create a healthier home OR up to $20,000 for lead remediation plus an additional $5,000 for other household hazards. To learn more, please submit an interest form and City staff will follow up with you to answer your questions and get the application process started. For questions, call 563-589-1724. 

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. Nicole Lytle  |  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.