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Fort Dodge Municipal Housing Agency

700 S. 17th St
Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa 50501

Fort Dodge Municipal Housing Agency is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 8th, 2020, Fort Dodge Municipal Housing Agency has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Fort Dodge Municipal Housing Agency serves Fort Dodge.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Fort Dodge Municipal Housing Agency 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 Dodge Municipal Housing Agency Website: http://www.fd-housing.org.

Fort Dodge Municipal Housing Agency Phone: (515) 573-7751.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Fort Dodge Municipal Housing Authority (FDMHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The FDMHA offers one Public Housing community with 165 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the FDMHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 700 South 17th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, during normal office hours.
  2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above during normal office hours.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards, Birth Certificates, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the FDMHA website, or call the office at (515) 573-7751 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday, and on Fridays 8:00 am until 4:00 pm CT.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (515)573-7751.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/21/2015.

About Fort Dodge Municipal Housing Agency

More information about Fort Dodge Municipal Housing Agency can be found on its website at http://www.fd-housing.org.

Representatives of Fort Dodge Municipal Housing Agency may be available by phone at (515) 573-7751. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/08/2020, it is not known if Fort Dodge Municipal Housing Agency is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Fort Dodge Municipal Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Fort Dodge Municipal Housing Agency manages 940 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 886 5 9 5 35
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $291 $327 $252 $744 $228
Monthly Cost $257,654 $1,636 $2,267 $3,720 $7,973

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Fort Dodge Municipal Housing Agency

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 30% having issued approximately 35 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $11,020 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 74% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

9% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

31% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 28% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.

17% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 13% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Fort Dodge Municipal Housing Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 39% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

49% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 13% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% 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 Dodge Municipal Housing Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $288 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $442. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $120.



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 Dodge Municipal Housing Agency

Deer Creek Apartments

700 S 17th St
Fort Dodge, Iowa