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Housing Programs

The City of Davenport offers a variety of federally funded housing programs for current homeowners in the community as well as individuals that are working towards the goal of home ownership. Our dedicated staff will work with interested individuals to determine eligibility for one of our available programs. View details of  programs below.


Owner Occupied Housing Rehab Loan Program

Owner Occupied Housing Rehab Loan Program offers loans to homeowners within the corporate limits of the City of Davenport for the correction of existing and potential Housing Code violations.  The program does not perform work on basements or foundations.  Household must meet income, assets and properties limits set by HUD.  A mortgage and promissory note secures all eligible and approved loans.

For more information and to request an application please call the CED office at 563-326-7765.

Click to download the Owner Occupied Housing Rehab Loan Brochure

The Davenport DREAM Project

The Davenport DREAM Project uses federal funds and capital improvement funds to provide forgivable grants to new and existing homeowners for facade improvements and code violation corrections. The homeowners must reside in the eligible project area and are selected through a competitive application process.

Click here to learn more about The Davenport DREAM Project

Accessibility Grant

The Accessibility Grant offers grants to homeowners and renters (with landlord approval) within the corporate limits of the City of Davenport for the installation of ramps, when applicable, and other accessibility options when necessary in order to improve access to the home. Household must meet income, assets, and properties limits set by HUD.  Grant funds are limited; this is a one-time grant for each eligible and approved recipient.

Click to download the Accessibility Grant Brochure 

Urban Homestead Loan Program

The Urban Homestead Loan Program utilizes federally funded grants to provide home ownership opportunities for low and moderate income households. Homes are purchased with these federal grants by the City of Davenport, rehabilitated, and sold to eligible applicants.

Urban Homestead Loan Program Brochure
Click here to learn more about the Urban Homestead Loan Program

Home Buyer Down Payment Grant Program

The Home Buyer Down Payment Grant Program offers funding for future Davenport home buyers towards the down payment on homes within the Davenport City Limits.  The program will provide a down payment grant totaling no more than 50% of the minimum down payment required by the lender* and up to 100% reasonable closing costs for a maximum grant of no more than $10,000. Federal income and property eligibility requirements apply.

*Required Down Payment can be no more than 20% of the purchase price. Amounts higher than 20% will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 

Click to download the Down Payment Grant Program Brochure 


Community and Economic Development
226 W 4th St
Davenport, IA 52801