Decatur Housing Authority

214 East Monroe Street
Decatur, Adams County, Indiana
(260) 267-9300

Program Details

Decatur Housing Authority is a Section 8 Agency in Decatur, Indiana.

The Decatur Housing Authority's portfolio is administered by the Fort Wayne Housing Authority.

Decatur Housing Authority serves Decatur.

Decatur Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Decatur, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Decatur Housing Authority (DHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on January 15, 2018 at 8:00 am ET, and will be open indefinitely. It was last open in November 2014.

Decatur, IN is about 20 miles southeast of Fort Wayne, IN.

To apply, pick up an application at one of the following locations, beginning at 8:00 am:

  • United Way, located at 218 E Monroe St, Decatur, IN 46733.
  • Love Inc, located at 1109 Angus Drive, Decatur, IN 46733.
  • Community & Family Services, located at 313 W Jefferson Street, RM 142, Decatur, IN 46733.
  • Washington Township Trustee, located at 313 W Jefferson Street, RM 257, Decatur, IN 46733.
  • Adams County Poor Relief, located at 313 W Jefferson Street, RM 128, Decatur, IN 46733.

Applicants who need assistance completing the application, or have questions can speak with a DHA representative at the Adams County Public Library, located at 128 South 3rd Street, Decatur, IN 46733, on the following dates:

  • January 15, 2018, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.
  • January 25, 2018, from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm.
  • February 14, 2018, from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Family terminated from its HCV program due to insufficient funding, displaced by government action or natural disaster, live in Decatur, IN, families with adult family member in job training, or attending school full-time (applicants who are disabled or 62+ also qualify for this preference).

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, read the DHA public notice, visit the DHA website, or call the office at (260) 267-9300.

After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/15/2018.

About Decatur Housing Authority

More information about Decatur Housing Authority can be found on its website at

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/22/2018, it is not known if Decatur Housing Authority is accepting 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 most recent VMS report, Decatur Housing Authority manages 142 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Monthly Cost Per Voucher$308
Monthly Cost$43,760

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.