Fort Wayne Housing Authority

7315 South Hanna Street
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana 46816
(260) 267-9300

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Fort Wayne Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Fort Wayne, Indiana that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. As of June 24th, 2019, Fort Wayne Housing Authority has 5 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Decatur, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Posterity Heights Scholar House Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior Conventional Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Fort Wayne Housing Authority operates on behalf of Decatur Housing Authority.

Fort Wayne Housing Authority serves Decatur and Fort Wayne.

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
Decatur, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Posterity Heights Scholar House Project-Based Voucher Open Indefinitely
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Open Indefinitely
Senior Conventional Open Indefinitely
Fort Wayne, Indiana Mainstream (Non-Elderly Disabled) Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Fort Wayne, Indiana General Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Fort Wayne Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Decatur, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Decatur Housing Authority (DHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from April 4, 2019, until further notice. It was last opened in January, 2018. Before that, it was open for two weeks in March, 2017; and 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:

  • United Way – 218 E Monroe St, Decatur, IN 46733
  • Love Inc. – 1109 Angus Drive, Decatur, IN 46733
  • Washington Township Trustee – 313 W Jefferson Street, RM 257, Decatur, IN 46733
  • Adams County Poor Relief – 313 W Jefferson Street, RM 128, Decatur, IN 46733
  • Community and Family Services – 214 E Monroe Street, Decatur, IN 46733
  • Fort Wayne Housing Authority – 7315 Hanna Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46816

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

Selected applicants will be 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.

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 04/15/2019.

Open Indefinitely: Posterity Heights Scholar House Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for Posterity Heights Scholar House is currently open, from January 9, 2019 at 8:00 am, until further notice. This waiting list was originally scheduled to close on January 10th, but has been extended as of March 4, 2019.

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 are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here.                                                                                  
  2. Pick up an application at the the FWHA central office, located at 7315 Hanna Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46816, on January  9, or January 10, 2019, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, ET.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the FWHA central office, located at 7315 Hanna Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46816. Applications received by mail must be postmarked by January 10, 2019.
  2. Dropped off at the FWHA central office at the above address, on January 9 or January 10, 2019, during office hours.
  3. Faxed to (260) 267-9306, on January 9 or January 10, 2019.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, read the FWHA public notice, or visit 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.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 06/12/2019.

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, from June 17, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. ET, until further notice. It was last open in December, 2018.

Please note: The FWHA public notice states that, "Paper applications will be available to print from the FWHA website www.fwha.org." However, as of June 19th, a printable application cannot be found on the FWHA website. We have contact the FWHA, and will update this page when more information becomes available. 

There are four ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Download and print the application that will be available on the FWHA website.
  3. Pick up the application at the FWHA Administrative Building, located at 7315 Hanna Street, Fort Worth, IN 46816 during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Dropped off at the FWHA Administrative Building at the address above.
  2. Mailed to FWHA at the address above.
  3. Faxed to (260) 267-9307.

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

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

For more information, read the FWHA public notice, or visit 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.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/19/2019.

Open Indefinitely: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Waiting List

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) Senior Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) waiting list is currently open, since at least January 3, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, download and print the application for a community with an open waiting list online here.

For more information, visit the FWHA Tax Credit page here.

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 01/03/2019.

Open Indefinitely: Senior Conventional Waiting List

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) Senior Conventional waiting list is currently open, since at least January 3, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, download and print the application for a community with an open waiting list online here.

For more information, visit the FWHA Conventional page here.

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 01/03/2019.

Other Fort Wayne Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Fort Wayne, Indiana Mainstream (Non-Elderly Disabled) Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Fort Wayne 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.

Last Updated on 01/03/2019.

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

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two days in April, 2019; and before that for three days in March, 2014. 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. Download and print the application online.
  3. Pick up an application at the FWHA Administrative Building.

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

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

This waiting list had the following preferences: Graduates of FWHA Transitional Housing Programs, Live or Work Locally, Elderly, Disabled, Victims of Domestic Violence.

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 here

Last Updated on 06/24/2019.

About Fort Wayne Housing Authority

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

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/23/2018, 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.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday By Appointment
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday By Appointment
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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

As of the most recent VMS report, Fort Wayne Housing Authority manages 2,803 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,509 8 31 31 110 83
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $447 $419 $547 $961 $340 $286
Monthly Cost $1,122,129 $3,354 $16,972 $29,776 $37,403 $23,703

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.


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