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Grants & Programs

Urban Homestead Loan Program


Urban Homestead Program

**Not Accepting Applications** 

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


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 $20,000 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.

URTE Boundaries Map 
Interactive GIS Map
URTE Application
URTE Brochure


Davenport NOW is a tax incentive for new construction of single family residential or non- residential commercial properties as well as the rehabilitation of all properties within the City Service of Davenport. The rebate is for 50% of the City's portion of the taxes for ten years based on the increase in assessed value from construction.

There are three ways to receive your Davenport NOW benefits:

  • One lump sum
  • Rebates spread out over 10 years
  • 13 years of rebates utilized for a college savings plan

Davenport Now Brochure
Davenport Now Application


In order to meet the program end date of June 30, 2018 the property deed will need to be in your name, and all permits/final certificate of occupancy must be completed by May 31, 2018.


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 Brochure
Down Payment Grant Application