Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne
7315 South Hanna Street
Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN

260-449-7800 http://www.fwha.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 20th, 2015.

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne (HACFW) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in March 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen. 



Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update April 22nd, 2016.

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

The FWHA offers seven Public Housing communities with 750 units for families and senior/disabled households.


Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a long wait to receive assistance, or may not receive assistance from this office.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live and/or work in Fort Wayne, veteran, disabled, elderly, victim of domestic violence, displaced by government action, displaced by a natural disaster, homeless, elevated blood lead level, pre and post-occupancy program, graduate of a transitional housing program.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the FWHA website, or call the office at (260) 267-9300, Ext. 7311 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 7 projects which contain 743 affordable rental units. It also administers 2,980 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne between Public Housing Units (20%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (80%) to that of all housing authorities in Indiana, Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Indiana.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne scored an average of 70 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2008 and a low score of 0 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Indiana is 75.98.

Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne has an average score that is less than the average Indiana housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 5/18/12 Plan
2011 6/9/11 Plan
2010 5/19/10 Plan
2008 7/17/08 Plan
2008 7/17/08 Plan
2007 1/22/08 Plan
2006 10/10/06 Plan
2005 7/8/05 Plan
2004 5/12/04 Plan
2003 5/8/03 Plan
2002 5/8/03 Plan
2001 5/21/01 Plan
2000 5/16/00 Plan