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Fort Wayne Housing Authority

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

Fort Wayne Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs.

Fort Wayne Housing Authority serves Decatur and Fort Wayne on behalf of Decatur Housing Authority.

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority manages the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program for the Decatur Housing Authority. There are individual waiting lists for Fort Wayne and Decatur.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Fort Wayne, Indiana Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Fort Wayne, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Posterity Heights Scholar House Project-Based Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Fort Wayne Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Fort Wayne Housing Authority Website: https://fwha.org/.

Fort Wayne Housing Authority Phone: (260) 267-9300.

COVID-19 Update: As of March 13, 2020, the Fort Wayne Housing Authority says:

"With consideration of decisions by state and local officials, school systems, and public health departments regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and
following guidance from the CDC involving social distancing and large gatherings, beginning Monday, March 16, the Fort Wayne Housing Authority will modify our processes for residents seeking administrative and maintenance assistance and individuals with affordable housing needs. These changes will not affect the day-to-day operations of the Housing Authority staff and business will continue as usual."

More information can be found here.

Closed: Fort Wayne, Indiana Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) Mainstream (Non-Elderly Disabled) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in October, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the FWHA, applicants must be a "Non-elderly person with disabilities [who] must be at least 18 years of age and less than 62 years of age who is:

  • Transitioning out of institutional or other segregated setting,
  • At serious risk of institutionalization,
  • Homeless (as defined by HUD), or
  • At risk of becoming homeless"

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application at one of multiple locations.

For more information, visit the FWHA Housing Choice Voucher program page here.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Last Updated on 03/10/2020.

Closed: Fort Wayne, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from March 17, 2020, until March 18, 2020.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Print the online paper application.
  3. Pick up an application from the FWHA.

Once the application has been completed, it was either:

  1. Postmarked by March 18, 2020, and mailed to the Fort Wayne Housing Authority.
  2. Dropped off in person to the FWHA.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  1. Working
  2. Resident of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana
  3. The rest of the preferences are listed on the application

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the FWHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of the FWHA, and its website, as of March 4, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Last Updated on 03/18/2020.

Closed: Posterity Heights Scholar House Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Posterity Heights Scholar House Project is currently closed. It was last open from January 9, 2019, until January 10, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the FWHA, "Qualified applications must meet the following criteria:
Single parent students furthering their education

  • Single parent students currently enrolled in school
  • Single parent students enrolled in future semester
  • Single parent enrolled in Self-sufficiency Program seeking continued education"

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application at the the FWHA central office.

Once the paper application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Mailed to the FWHA central office.
  2. Dropped off at the FWHA central office.
  3. Faxed.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the FWHA website.

Last Updated on 03/10/2020.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 17, 2019, until March 16, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Print the application on the FWHA website.
  3. Pick up the application at the FWHA Administrative Building.

Once the paper application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Dropped off at the FWHA Administrative Building.
  2. Mailed to the FWHA.
  3. Faxed to the FWHA.

The waiting list had the following preferences: Working families, Domestic violence victims, Veterans, and Transitional housing graduates.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the FWHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Fort Wayne Housing Authority, as of March 10, 2020.

Last Updated on 03/16/2020.

About Fort Wayne Housing Authority

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

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

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

More information can be found on the FWHA website here.

Public Housing Program

More information can be found on the FWHA website here.

Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program

More information can be found on the FWHA website here.


About the Fort Wayne Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Fort Wayne Housing Authority manages 2,810 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,536 12 25 30 106 76
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $504 $341 $600 $884 $366 $303
Monthly Cost $1,278,122 $4,089 $15,003 $26,514 $38,810 $23,005

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Fort Wayne 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 10% having issued approximately 270 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 32 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $11,516 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% 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 53% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 11% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

60% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 58% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

82% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 78% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Fort Wayne Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

14% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 52% with 3 or more bedrooms. 32% 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 Fort Wayne Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $285 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $542. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $142.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Fort Wayne Housing Authority

Beacon Heights

2210 Beacon St
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Income Based
1-2 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

Tall Oaks

7300 Decatur Rd
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

North Highlands

2100 Saint Marys Ave
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
62+

Brookmill Court

3506 Miami Ln
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Family & Senior

Whispering Oaks

7284 Decatur Rd
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Call For Rent
1 BR

South Side Senior Villas

7260 John St
Fort Wayne, Indiana
$445
1 BR
55+
62+