Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Dubuque, IA

Discover affordable housing in Dubuque where there are 27+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Marquette Hall

2222 Queen St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

bed 1-2
payment $500-600/mo.

Henry Stout Senior Apartments

125 W 9th St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

bed 1-2
payment $460-650/mo.

Alverno Apartments

3525 Windsor Ave, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

bed 1

Rose of Dubuque

3390 Lake Ridge Dr, Dubuque, Iowa 52003

bed 1-2

Diamond Senior Apartments

1401 Wingate Dr, Dubuque, Iowa 52002

bed 1-2

Kennedy Point

3395 Kennedy Cir, Dubuque, Iowa 52002

Arbor Glen

2615 Raven Oaks Dr, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Sheridan Village

3260 Getty Terrace, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Hillcrest Apartments

3290 Hillcrest Rd, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Fifthteenth Street Apartments

180 W 15th St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

bed 1-2

Applewood IV Senior Apartments

3275 Pennsylvania Ave, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

bed 1-2

Roosevelt West Senior Apartments

1865 Radford Rd., Dubuque, Iowa 52002

bed 1-2

Gardens of Dubuque

1895 Radford Rd., Dubuque, Iowa 52002

bed 1-3

St Marys Apartments

2955 Kaufmann Ave, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Applewood Senior Apartments II

3175 Pennsylvania Ave, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Applewood Senior Apartments

3125 Pennsylvania Ave, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Ecumenical Towers

250 W 6th St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Kennedy Park West

2671 Owen Ct, Dubuque, Iowa 52002

Upper Main Revitalization Project

1052 Main St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Washington Court

1798 Washington St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

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switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
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elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Dubuque, Iowa

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Lorena Bentley

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The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Dubuque, Iowa
$10.48 (+145%) more than Iowa minimum wage and $10.48 (+145%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Moderate Rehabilitation programs for Dubuque, Iowa.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency programs for Dubuque, Iowa.

Go to the Iowa Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Dubuque.

How many renters live in Dubuque, Iowa?

The City of Dubuque has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 29.02 percent of the population living in Dubuque.

What is the rental market like in Dubuque, Iowa?

There are an estimated housing units in the Dubuque area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Dubuque, Iowa, there are 1.1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Dubuque?

The rental vacancy rate in Dubuque is 7 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Dubuque for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Dubuque
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
843 2,410 3,408 1,595 516
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Dubuque

A large number of apartments in Dubuque have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Dubuque

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $650 to $1,588. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $650
One BR $712
Two BR $936
Three BR $1,259
Four BR $1,588
2024 Fair Market Rents in Dubuque, Iowa

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Dubuque?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 368 44 percent
One BR 1,263 52 percent
Two BR 1,602 47 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Dubuque, Iowa

How many affordable rental units are in Dubuque?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Dubuque, Iowa including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Dubuque, Iowa

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque features 523 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 626 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 $842 and $1,030.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.