Project Summary

The nonprofit Step By Step, Inc. and the City of Dubuque enlisted the Law and Policy In Action team to rehabilitate and transform an 1890s brownstone into seven universal design apartments and a community kitchen for use by persons with disabilities and other tenants. We conducted legal research, reviewed floor plans and drawings, conducted site audits, developed tenant eligibility preferences that HUD approved, as well as lease and application materials, assisted with technology and web access and hosted guided tours during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The project has won several awards and received media coverage.

Student Legal Interns on Step by Step:

Todd Bagby Rachel Antonuccio
Jacquelyn Famber Aaron Aizenberg
John Walker Karla Martinez
Nick Kehrwald Adam McCabe
Kirsten Arnold Matt Van Maasdam
Sydney Gernstein Ross Binder
Benton Page Abbey Lemek
Michelle Croft Amy Ambroson
Elizabeth Albright James Soliah
Brieanne Billie Emily Evers
Sara Stephenson Jaren Schmitt
Sam Bailey Ian McCongehy

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Step by Step Building Exterior Photo


Step by Step Building Interior Photo

Surveys and Checklists

Drawings & Floor Plans

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