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Urban Revitalization Tax Exemption (URTE) program update

The City of Davenport is proposing expanding the areas covered by the Urban Revitalization Tax Exemption (URTE) program. Postcards were mailed to all property owners and occupants notifying of the proposed areas. 

An informational public meeting will be held on August 17, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. during the City Council meeting located at City Hall (226 West 4th St, Davenport, IA). Attendance at this public meeting is not necessary for your property to qualify to be added to the URTE area. 

You can see the areas proposed for addition to the URTE program on the maps below. 

Benefits of URTE 

  • Property improvements can equal exemptions on your property taxes
  • Covers commercial, residential, multi-residential & industrial properties
  • Exemptions range from 3 to 10 years in length

Additional questions can be emailed to [email protected] or call 563-326-7765. Information on individual properties can be found online at

New Tax Exemption Schedule
2022 URA Plan for Central City and North Areas

Urban Homestead Loan Program


Urban Homestead Program

**Now Accepting Applications Until December 14, 2018 at 4 PM** 

To be place on the information list please call 563-326-7765
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday- Friday
at Davenport City Hall
226 West 4th Street
Davenport, IA 52801

Urban Homestead Eligibility Check List
Urban Homestead Brochure
2018 Urban Homestead Program Application



Exterior Accessibility Grant Program

Exterior Accessibility Grant Program offers grants to homeowners and renters (with landlord approval) within the corporate limits of the City of Davenport for the installation of exterior 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.

Exterior Accessibility Brochure
 Exterior Accessibility Grant Program Application

Owner Occupied 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 preform 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.

Owner Occupied Rehab Housing Loan Brochure
Owner Occupied Housing Rehab Loan Application

Small Business Loan Program
The City of Davenport Small Business Loan Program (SBLP) is designed to assist small businesses that are creating new jobs in our City. The Small Business Loan Program offers low interest loans of up to $30,000 for qualified business owners. More information on the Small Business Loan Program can be found here.
Urban Revitalization Tax Exemption

The URTE program's objective is to encourage private investments in targeted areas of the city by providing an exemption on the increase in property taxes resulting from improvements. The URTE program works as an incentive to help reinvigorate Davenport.  The program was established to help soften the burden of high property taxes that can result from improving a home/property.

Current Map:
URTE Boundaries Map           
Current Schedule:
URTE Brochure 
URTE Application

Home Buyer Down Payment Grant 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 up to $2500 towards the down payment and closing cost of the home.  Federal income and property eligibility requirements apply.

Down Payment Grant Application
Down Payment Grant Brochure