About Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne serves Fort Wayne.

Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne (HACFW) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in March 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen. 

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

The FWHA offers seven Public Housing communities with 750 units for families and senior/disabled households.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a long wait to receive assistance, or may not receive assistance from this office.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live and/or work in Fort Wayne, veteran, disabled, elderly, victim of domestic violence, displaced by government action, displaced by a natural disaster, homeless, elevated blood lead level, pre and post-occupancy program, graduate of a transitional housing program.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the FWHA website, or call the office at (260) 267-9300, Ext. 7311 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Last Updated on 04/22/2016.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waiting List: Closed

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

The FWHA offers seven Public Housing communities with 750 units for families and senior/disabled households.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a long wait to receive assistance, or may not receive assistance from this office.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live and/or work in Fort Wayne, veteran, disabled, elderly, victim of domestic violence, displaced by government action, displaced by a natural disaster, homeless, elevated blood lead level, pre and post-occupancy program, graduate of a transitional housing program.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the FWHA website, or call the office at (260) 267-9300, Ext. 7311 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Last Updated on 04/22/2016.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne manages 2,761 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,520 9 1 11 25 111 73
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $471 $398 $425 $570 $865 $326 $254
Monthly Cost $1,185,875 $3,580 $425 $6,269 $21,633 $36,138 $18,515

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne

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 Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne 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 Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne 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 Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne

2210 Beacon St
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Beacon Heights is a 196 unit low income housing apartment community in Fort Wayne.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
7300 Decatur Rd
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Tall Oaks is a 154 unit low income housing apartment community in Fort Wayne.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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2100 Saint Marys Ave
Fort Wayne, Indiana
North Highlands is a 185 unit low income housing apartment community in Fort Wayne.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
3506 Miami Ln
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Brookmill Court is a 188 unit low income housing apartment community in Fort Wayne.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
7284 Decatur Rd
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Whispering Oaks is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Fort Wayne.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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