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City Council Lead Healthy Homes

The City Council Monday voted 6-0 in favor of a pair of amendments designed to help people who rent in Dubuque. The Bee Branch Healthy Homes Administrative plan and Lead and Healthy Homes Work plan both require participating landlords to accept housing vouchers from qualified tenants for the duration of their forgivable loan agreement with the city. The council had postponed the two votes until staff had a meeting with the Dubuque Area Landlord Association Executive Board. Councilman Ric Jones says the association does a good job helping renters. Alexis Steger, Housing and Community Development Director, says the changes should help low and middle income renters stay in their home. Steger says only 17 of 57 landlords in the city do not accept housing vouchers so renters should have more choices on where to live. The amendments still need the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to adopt and approve the changes.

 

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