Dubuque's True North

Dubuque's True North acquires vacant, challenging rental properties and rehabilitates them into beautiful, affordable, single-family homes. Buyers must meet household income guidelines, and will be eligible for the City of Dubuque's 20% down payment assistance program, up to $25,000. 

Dubuque's True North Homes

Home for Sale  Home for Sale   Undergoing renovation  Undergoing Renovation  Starting renovation soon  Starting Renovation Soon  Sold  Home Has Sold

Click on each home icon below to learn more. Note: homes that have not started or are undergoing renovation may change available square footage and bed/bath as it is converted from a multi-unit rental to a single family home. 

Financing & Incentives

Completed homes are available for purchase by buyers who earn no more than 80% of area median income, adjusted for family size. More financing information and applications are available through the City of Dubuque Housing and Community Development Department. 


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Dubuque's True North Development Corporation

Dubuque’s True North Corp. is a 501c(3) non-profit organization working toward transformation in the Washington and North End neighborhoods.

Dubuque's True North focuses on three priorities:

Priority 1: Removal of blight and creation of affordable workforce housing.

Priority 2: Identification and pursuit of the redevelopment, reuse and repurposing of commercial and/or industrial assets with the greatest opportunity for a “transformative” effect.

Priority 3: Pursue infrastructure improvements capable of creating the physical, financial and cultural environment necessary to enable new businesses to develop, and existing businesses to reinvest in the north side corridors.

Data Collection

We employ data to drive decision-making and understand impact. Since 2017, we've worked with Loras College to complete two annual Community Perceptions Surveys. The survey tracks how those living in Dubuque perceive the challenges, safety, and quality of life in both their own neighborhood and others in the city.
Read the 2018-2019 Community Perceptions Survey report


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