Affordable Housing In Dubuque
Dubuque County, Iowa

25 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dubuque

Marquette Hall

2222 Queen St
Dubuque, Iowa
1-2 BR
Market Rate

Henry Stout Senior Apartments

125 W 9th St
Dubuque, Iowa
1-2 BR

Diamond Senior Apartments

1401 Wingate Dr
Dubuque, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Alverno Apartments

3525 Windsor Ave
Dubuque, Iowa
Income Based
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Rose of Dubuque

3390 Lake Ridge Dr
Dubuque, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Applewood IV Senior Apartments

3275 Pennsylvania Ave
Dubuque, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Market Rate

Fifthteenth Street Apartments

180 W 15th St
Dubuque, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Market Rate

Kennedy Point

3395 Kennedy Cir
Dubuque, Iowa

Sheridan Village

3260 Getty Terrace
Dubuque, Iowa

Hillcrest Apartments

3290 Hillcrest Rd
Dubuque, Iowa

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Dubuque, Iowa

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Dubuque, Iowa

Housing Authority Programs
City of Dubuque Housing and Community Development Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation
Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dubuque, Iowa

There are 25 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,146 affordable apartments for rent in Dubuque, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque features 499 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Dubuque, Iowa

There are 647 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dubuque.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dubuque, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dubuque landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dubuque.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dubuque, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $751 and $917.

2022 Dubuque, Iowa Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Dubuque, Iowa Fair Market Rent $554 $634 $834 $1,112 $1,427
Dubuque, Iowa Payment Standard Range $499 to $609 $571 to $697 $751 to $917 $1,001 to $1,223 $1,284 to $1,570

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dubuque, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 25
Total Low Income Apartments 1,146
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 499
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.28%
Average Renter Household Size 2.06
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $47,450 ±$1,643
Median Rent $707 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.2% ± 3.72pp
Total Population 58,409

Population and Household Demographics

Dubuque is a city in Dubuque County, Iowa with a population of 58,409. There are 23,901 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 36.28% of households in Dubuque are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dubuque

The median gross income for households in Dubuque is $47,450 a year, or $3,954 a month. The median rent for the city is $707 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dubuque, a household making less than $2,357 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Dubuque.

Area Median Income In Dubuque

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Dubuque, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dubuque County.

In Dubuque, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,900

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Dubuque

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Dubuque

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dubuque AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,600 $18,950 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dubuque AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,600 $31,550 $35,500 $39,400 $42,600 $45,750 $48,900 $52,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dubuque AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,150 $50,450 $56,750 $63,050 $68,100 $73,150 $78,200 $83,250