City of Dubuque Housing:

 To apply or for more information:

Housing Choice Voucher Program

Voucher applications are open monthly for 24-hours on the second Tuesday of each month from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Each month, all applications received on the second Tuesday are placed in a random lottery selection for placement on a waiting list.

*****Also reminder to all who apply for the City of Dubuque Housing that if on the 2nd Tuesday of each month their name is not drawn in the lottery system, they must reapply for the waiting list each month until their name is drawn.

To apply for the Short-Term Assistance Program, please call 563.564.7489 or email

Homeless Hotline 

If you are experiencing homelessness or housing instability, please call the Homeless Hotline at 1-833-587-8322 to speak to a regional coordinator who may be able to help.

Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority (For Dubuque County Rental Assistance):

To apply or for more information:

Programs available:

Section 8 HCV (Housing Choice Voucher)

Mainstream Voucher

Foster Youth to Independence

Temporary Rental Assistance

Public Housing

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

Other resources:

Assistance for Iowa Renters and Homeowners: Application deadline: Dec. 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Available Assistance:

Rental assistance for up to four months. This can include months in arrears no earlier than the April 1 rent payment, (lesser of 4 months actual rent or $3,200 maximum).Includes manufactured home rent and lot rent

Mortgage assistance for up to four months (this can include up to two months in arrears) beginning with April 1 mortgage payment, ($3,600 maximum).

To apply or for more information go to following link:

The Iowa Residential Utility Disruption Prevention

Program provides eligible households with up to $2,000 towards electric, natural gas and water bills if they are at risk of disconnection due to an inability to pay due to a COVID-19 related loss of income. Payments through the program will be made directly to utility providers and applied to the applicant’s account. View Iowa Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program FAQs here. 

The application deadline has been extended to Dec. 4 at 11:59 p.m.

Available Assistance:

Electric, natural gas and water utility assistance for unpaid debt on service provided between March 17, 2020 and date of the application.

Not to exceed $2,000 per household.

To apply or for more information go to the following link:

COVID Recovery Iowa offers free virtual counseling and assistance for all Iowans affected by COVID‑19:

Phone: 1-844-775-WARM

Spanish Help Line: 531-800-3687
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Legal Assistance:

If you are at imminent risk of eviction or foreclosure and need legal assistance, Iowa Legal Aid may be able to assist you at no cost. Phone: 1-800-532-1275

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