Home Rehabilitation Assistance

Home Rehabilitation Assistance Program

Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants

Also known as the Section 504 Home Repair program, this provides loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.

To find out more about the Single Family Housing Repair Loans &Grants visit: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/single-family-housing-repair-loans-grants


A SOURCE of funding for your drinking water and wastewater projects. Get started with low-interest loans for a cost-effective way to complete your improvements.


Rural homeowners in unincorporated areas of Iowa not served by a public sewer may receive assistance for the replacement of inadequate or failing septic systems. For more information visit: http://www.iowasrf.com/program/other_water_quality_programs/onsite_waste_water_assistance_program.cfm



For the rehabilitation of homes in the Washington Neighborhood, the City of Dubuque offers: 

•Loan Amounts of up to $25,000 ($35,000 when deteriorated paint is found)

      Payment:    >30% Median Income = 0% interest    40 year term     $52.08 per month

                      31-50% Median Income = 1% interest    40 year term     $63.21 per month

                      51-80% Median Income = 2% interest    40 year term     $75.21 per month

 • Tax abatement area


Map and Brochure Application

For additional information, contact the Housing and Community Development Department or call us at 563.589.4239.


This program provides a loan up to $5,000 to income qualified applicants to improve conditions of their home at 0% interest. ELIGIBLE REPAIRS All repairs subject to inspector approval. Home is inspected and must meet code. EXTERIOR  painting, siding, roofing. Click on the following for more information: https://www.cityofdubuque.org/documentcenter/view/16730