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 offers Project-Based Voucher Housing, Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Decatur and Fort Wayne.

Fort Wayne Housing Authority also manages the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program for the Decatur Housing Authority.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Fort Wayne, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Fort Wayne, Indiana Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Near-Elderly Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Open Until Further Notice
Senior Conventional Open Until Further Notice
McCormick Place Open Until Further Notice
Fort Wayne, Indiana Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Decatur, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Posterity Heights Scholar House Project-Based Voucher Closed
Posterity Heights Scholar House Project-Based Voucher Closed
Fort Wayne Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Open Fort Wayne Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The FWHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from June 29, 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:

  1. Graduate of FWHA approved Transitional Housing Programs (2 Points) 
  2. Resident who lives and/or works in the jurisdiction. (1 Point)
  3. Working Families and those unable to work because of age or disability. (1 Point)
  4. 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.
    • The PHA will work with the following partnering service agencies:
      • YWCA 211-United Way Center for Non—Violence Any other local agency assisting victims of domestic violence

Selected applicants will be 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 the FWHA public notice on June 22, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Fort Wayne, 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 06/29/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Fort Wayne, Indiana Public Housing Waiting List

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open.

The FWHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from June 29, 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:

  1. Graduate of FWHA approved Transitional Housing Programs (2 Points) 
  2. Resident who lives and/or works in the jurisdiction. (1 Point)
  3. Working Families and those unable to work because of age or disability. (1 Point)
  4. 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.
    • The PHA will work with the following partnering service agencies:
      • YWCA 211-United Way Center for Non—Violence Any other local agency assisting victims of domestic violence

Selected applicants will be 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 the FWHA public notice on June 22, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

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 06/29/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Near-Elderly Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) Near-Elderly (55+) Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) waiting list for apartments at Brooklyn Manor is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application that is available online here. Select the "Download" link for "Brooklyn Manor application" in the Applicant Documents section.

For more information, visit the FWHA Tax Credit page, or the FWHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (260) 449-7800.

Last Updated on 11/03/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior Conventional Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) Senior Conventional waiting list for apartments at Southside Senior Villas is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2019, until further notice.

Please note: According to the FWHA, "Southside Senior Villas is a mixed-finance community with some public housing and some conventional."

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application that is available online here. Select the "Download" link in the Applicant Documents section.

For more information, visit the FWHA Conventional page, or the FWHA website.

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.

Last Updated on 11/03/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: McCormick Place Waiting List

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) waiting list for 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom apartments at McCormick Place is currently open

The FWHA 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.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the FWHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the FWHA public notice on July 20, 2022.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

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

Last Updated on 08/01/2022.

Other Fort Wayne Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Fort Wayne, Indiana Mainstream 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 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Last Updated on 03/10/2020.

Closed: Decatur, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Decatur Housing Authority (DHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 4, 2019, until September 15, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at one of many locations.

This waiting list had the following preferences:Elderly, Disabled, Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Working/Employed,Victims of Domestic Violence, Displaced by Natural Disaster.

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

For more information, visit the DHA page on the For Wayne Housing Authority website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHA public notice as of August 31, 2020.

Last Updated on 09/16/2020.

Closed: Posterity Heights Scholar House 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: Posterity Heights Scholar House 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 03/31/2022.

Closed: 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

Website: https://fwha.org/.

Phone: (260) 267-9300.

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, Fort Wayne Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

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 2,767 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, 2021:

Homeownership Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 8 23 2,464 28 104 72
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $358 $653 $533 $1,240 $389 $356
Monthly Cost $2,864 $15,025 $1,314,364 $34,732 $40,471 $25,647

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+

Low Income Housing Managed by Fort Wayne Housing Authority

Posterity Heights Scholar House

4315 Joshua Lane
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Call For Rent
2-3 BR