City of Dubuque Continues Push on New Housing

Hats off to the City of Dubuque as it continues its push to support new housing capacity. In the last month, Dubuque has announced several new major housing developments which combined will create nearly 500 new units.

It has also added several new tools and incentives to keep the momentum going, including:

  • Extending the period for tax increment financing and tax abatement for housing projects in the downtown urban renewal areas.
  • Providing credit of up to $20,000 per new unit for developers purchasing land from the City of Dubuque for new housing development. 
  • Qualifying housing projects in the Central Avenue Corridor for additional credit under the State's workforce housing incentives program.

"Greater Dubuque Development spoke with our employers, conducted a comprehensive housing assessment, communicated the urgency of our housing situation to the community and worked with the City Manager and City Council on options and actions." said Rick Dickinson, CEO & President of Greater Dubuque Development. "While 2023 will be a record year for new housing, we need to keep our foot on the gas, particularly as it relates to affordable workforce housing." 

For a comprehensive overview of housing incentives available to developers in Dubuque, download the City of Dubuque’s most recent Housing Incentives Brochure.