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Fort Madison Housing Authority

1102 48th Street, #1
Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa 52627

Fort Madison Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Fort Madison, Iowa that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of April 7th, 2020, Fort Madison Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Lee County, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Fort Madison Housing Authority serves Fort Madison.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Lee County, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Unknown

Open Fort Madison Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Fort Madison Housing Authority Phone: (319) 372-6083.

Open Until Further Notice: Lee County, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Fort Madison Housing Authority (FMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from June 10, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. CT, until further notice. It was last open in November, 2016.

Please note: Affordable Housing Online has tried to verify with the FMHA if this waiting list is still open, but representatives are withholding this information. It is possible that this waiting list is now closed.

To apply during the opening period, complete an application in person at the Fort Madison Housing Authority office, 1102 48th St., Fort Madison, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The office closes at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.(closed at noon on Wednesday).

The waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Reside in the city limits of Fort Madison

  • Reside in Lee County

  • Reside in a 75 mile radius

  • Reside beyond 75 mile radius

For more information, visit the FMHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (319) 372-6083.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/23/2019.

Other Fort Madison Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Unknown: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 06/10/2019.

About Fort Madison Housing Authority

Representatives of Fort Madison Housing Authority may be available by phone at (319) 372-6083. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/07/2020, it is not known if Fort Madison Housing Authority 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 Madison Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Fort Madison Housing Authority manages 48 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
Vouchers 48
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $386
Monthly Cost $18,510

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Fort Madison 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 20% having issued approximately 3 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $10,235 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 88% were extremely low income (ELI). 41% of households had wages as a major source of income, 9% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 46% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

13% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 7% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

54% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

16% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 13% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Fort Madison Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 75% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Madison Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $259 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $459. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $157.



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 Madison Housing Authority

Hillview Village

1102 48th St
Fort Madison, Iowa