Decatur Housing Authority

7315 South Hanna Street
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana 46816

Decatur Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of August 9th, 2022, Decatur Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Decatur Housing Authority offers Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Decatur.

Decatur Housing Authority partners with the Fort Wayne Housing Authority to manage its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Decatur, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Decatur Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Decatur, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Decatur Housing Authority (DHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open

The DHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from August 1, 2022 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • A family that been terminated from its HCVP Program due to insufficient program funding (15 Points)
  • Displaced person(s): Individuals or families displaced by government action or whose dwelling has been damaged or destroyed as a result of a disaster or otherwise formally recognized pursuant to Federal disaster relieve laws (8 Points)
  • Families who now reside in Decatur, IN (4 Points)
  • Applicants with an adult family member: currently working, participating in an employment training program, or attending school on a full-time basis. This preference is also extended equally to elderly families (62 years and older) or families whose head or spouse is receiving income based on their inability to work such as SS or SSI or as been determined to be disabled (2 Points)
  • The PHA will offer a preference to families that include victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking who have either been referred by a partnering service agency or consortia or is seeking an emergency transfer under VAWA from the PHA’s public housing program or other covered housing program operated by the PHA.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the FWHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHA public notice on July 18, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Decatur, Indiana.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (260) 267-9300.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/01/2022.

About Decatur Housing Authority

More information about Decatur Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://fwha.org/about/dha/.

Representatives of Decatur Housing Authority may be available by phone at (260) 267-9300. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/09/2022, it is not known if Decatur Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Decatur Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Decatur Housing Authority manages 146 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard
Vouchers 146
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $320
Monthly Cost $46,781

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Decatur Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 18% having issued approximately 8 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $11,243 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 75% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 34% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 38% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

27% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 25% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

7% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Decatur Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 42% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 51% with 2 bedrooms and 13% with 3 or more bedrooms. 31% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Decatur Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $277 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $435. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $170.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.