Affordable Housing In Dubuque County
Iowa

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dubuque County

Marquette Hall

2222 Queen St
Dubuque, Iowa
$500-600
1-2 BR
Market Rate
55+

Henry Stout Senior Apartments

125 W 9th St
Dubuque, Iowa
$460-650
1-2 BR

Diamond Senior Apartments

1401 Wingate Dr
Dubuque, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Alverno Apartments

3525 Windsor Ave
Dubuque, Iowa
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Rose of Dubuque

3390 Lake Ridge Dr
Dubuque, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Applewood IV Senior Apartments

3275 Pennsylvania Ave
Dubuque, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Market Rate
55+

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
Subsidized

Hillcrest Apartments

3290 Hillcrest Rd
Dubuque, Iowa
Subsidized

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

Housing Authority Programs
Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dubuque County, Iowa

There are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,274 affordable apartments for rent in Dubuque County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Dubuque County, Iowa

Dubuque County features 507 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 County, Iowa

There are 767 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dubuque County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dubuque County, Iowa

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

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

2022 Dubuque County, 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 County, Iowa Fair Market Rent $554 $634 $834 $1,112 $1,427
Dubuque County, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dubuque County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 1,274
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 507
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.57%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $54,605 ±$1,219
Median Rent $696 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.07% ± 3.29pp
Total Population 95,906

Population and Household Demographics

Dubuque County is a county in Iowa with a population of 95,906. There are 37,891 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 27.57% of households in Dubuque County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dubuque County

The median gross income for households in Dubuque County is $54,605 a year, or $4,550 a month. The median rent for the county is $696 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dubuque County, a household making less than $2,320 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Dubuque County.

Area Median Income In Dubuque County

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.

In Dubuque County, 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 County

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 County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dubuque County 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 County 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 County 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

Cities In Dubuque County

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City Served By
Asbury The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Asbury is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Balltown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Balltown is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Bankston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bankston is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Bernard The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bernard is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Cascade The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cascade is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Centralia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Centralia is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Dubuque The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dubuque are the City of Dubuque Housing and Community Development Department and Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Durango The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Durango is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Epworth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Epworth is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Farley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farley is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Graf The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Graf is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Holy Cross The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holy Cross is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Luxemburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Luxemburg is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
New Vienna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Vienna is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Peosta The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Peosta is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Rickardsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rickardsville is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Sageville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sageville is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Sherrill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sherrill is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Worthington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Worthington is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Zwingle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Zwingle is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.