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

Discover affordable housing in Dubuque County where there are 32+ 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

Henry Stout Senior Apartments

125 W 9th St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Alverno Apartments

3525 Windsor Ave, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Evergreen Meadows

110 Peterson Dr, Peosta, Iowa 52068

West Ridge Apartments

317 2nd Ave SW, Worthington, Iowa 52078

Rose of Dubuque

3390 Lake Ridge Dr, Dubuque, Iowa 52003

Diamond Senior Apartments

1401 Wingate Dr, Dubuque, Iowa 52002

Beverly Apartments

104 1st Ave NE, Epworth, Iowa 52045

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

Applewood IV Senior Apartments

3275 Pennsylvania Ave, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Asbury Meadows

2325 Radford Rd, Asbury, Iowa 52002

Roosevelt West Senior Apartments

1865 Radford Rd., Dubuque, Iowa 52002

Gardens of Dubuque

1895 Radford Rd., Dubuque, Iowa 52002

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

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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Lorena Bentley

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Dubuque County, 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 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency programs for Dubuque County, Iowa.

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

How many renters live in Dubuque County, Iowa?

The County of Dubuque County has 98,677 people living in 40,644 households.

There are 22,552 renters living in 11,223 renter households in this County. Renters make up 22.85 percent of the population living in Dubuque County.

What is the rental market like in Dubuque County, Iowa?

There are an estimated 42,707 housing units in the Dubuque County area. Of these, 11,558 units are rental homes, making up 27 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Dubuque County, Iowa, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Dubuque County?

The rental vacancy rate in Dubuque County is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

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

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Dubuque County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
843 2,653 4,101 2,201 727
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Dubuque County

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

How many renter households in Dubuque County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 44 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 24 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Dubuque County

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 County, Iowa

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

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 1,363 51 percent
Two BR 2,067 50 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Dubuque County, Iowa

How many affordable rental units are in Dubuque County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 718
Public Housing 40
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 426
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 24
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Dubuque County, Iowa

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

Income Based Apartments in Dubuque County, Iowa

Dubuque County features 547 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 690 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 $842 and $1,030.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.