Davenport's DREAM Project Accepting Applications

May 3, 2021

The city of Davenport wants to help residents of some older neighborhoods fix up their homes. Applications are now being accepted for the third round of the Dream Project.

Credit City of Davenport

Community and Economic Development Director Bruce Berger says the goal is neighborhood re-vitalization, and homeowners can qualify for up to 20,000 dollars to pay for exterior improvements.

"So, repairing the windows, maybe the front stoop needs some work, re-painting - those are things, all exterior in nature, that have a huge neighborhood impact."

During the first two rounds, the Dream Project awarded nearly 1.8 million dollars to 93 properties. 900,000 dollars is available for the third round. Berger says the eligible neighborhoods are bounded by Bridge Street on the east, Locust Street on the north, and Division and Telegraph on the west. Downtown Davenport is not included.

Applications will be accepted for three weeks, through May 21st. Go to the city website to start the process.