The UniverCity Neighborhood Partnership is an effort by the City of Iowa City focusing on neighborhoods located near the University campus that retain a single family character and a demand for single family housing, but that also have a large renter population.

The program is dedicated to ensuring that the neighborhoods surrounding downtown and the University of Iowa campus remain vital, safe, affordable and attractive places to live and work for renters and homeowners.

As the program progresses, we hope to offer additional homebuyer incentives and home improvement and preservation programs to encourage University employees and others employed in the downtown and campus area, to live in these neighborhoods. The program will also consider incentives to encourage quality, affordable rental housing close to downtown and campus, as well as neighborhood-based efforts to work with landlords to promote attractive and well-managed rentals.

Featured Home 

This beautifully updated turn-of-the-century home, located in the heart of Iowa City at 926 E. Davenport St. features three bedrooms, one bathroom and stunning hardwood floors.
New kitchen and bathrooms are must-sees. Includes a new roof, gutters and high efficiency furnace/AC. Within walking distance of schools, parks and shopping.  

This home is designated for single family occupancy. City law prohibits this specific property from being a rental for 20 years, and the homeowner must live in the house. 

Cost $199,500. 

For questions, or to set up a showing, contact Lucy Joseph at 319-356-5128. 

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About the UniverCity Program 

Learn more about how the program works, and to find out if you qualify:

UniverCity Neighborhoods 

 UniverCity properties are located  within designated UniverCity neighborhoods. See the map below.


City of Iowa City
Friends of Historic Preservation
Iowa City Housing Authority
ReStore/Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity