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.

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

Applewood III

3225 Pennsylvania Ave, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Davis Place, Llc - 521 Garfield Ave

521 Garfield Ave, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Eastern Ia. Regional - 228 Peterson Dr

228 Peterson Dr, Peosta, Iowa 52068

Loras Blvd. and Main Street Apartments

483 Loras Blvd, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Marthas Haas

2217 Queen St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001


243 W 11th St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Malers and Schmidt Apartments

1571 Bluff St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

2605 White St

2605 White St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

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elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Dubuque County, 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
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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

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 people living in households.

There are renters living in 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 housing units in the Dubuque County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Dubuque County, Iowa, there are 1.03 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 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
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
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.