City Launches Pilot Program To Invest In Central Avenue Housing

The City of Dubuque has launched a pilot program to incentivize housing improvement and creation along the Central Avenue corridor.

The program will grant 10-year forgivable loans of $10,000 per unit to projects that add or improve quality, affordable residential housing choices on Central Avenue from 11th to 22nd street.

Eligible projects must:

  • Be within the Central Avenue Corridor and an urban renewal area.
  • Define a specific historic redevelopment project that includes at least one historical structure.
  • Provide significant improvement to a minimum of four affordable housing units, or the creation of a minimum of four affordable housing units.
  • Represent a total capital investment of no less than $500,000, including purchase price of the property if not already owned.
  • Increase the assessed value of the property by at least 15%.
  • Agree that all improved or created units would not discriminate based on source of tenant’s income.

The pilot program will run until June 30, 2022, or until funds are exhausted. For more information and to apply, visit or call 563.589.4393.

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