Affordable Housing In Fort Wayne
Allen County, Indiana

Waiting List Openings In Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications will be accepted from June 29, 2022 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

How to Apply for the Fort Wayne, IN Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

Fort Wayne, IN Public Housing Waiting List

The Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) Public Housing waiting list applications will be accepted from June 29, 2022 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

How to Apply for the Fort Wayne, IN Public Housing Waiting List.

63 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fort Wayne

Centennial Townhomes

7936 Serenity Dr
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Edsall House

310 West Berry Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Richfield Apartments of Fort Wayne

4737 Heatherwind Dr
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Silver Birch of Fort Wayne

7125 S Hanna St
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Skyline Tower Apartments

855 Webster St
Fort Wayne, Indiana
$758-2,319
Studio-3 BR

East Central Towers

905 E Washington Blvd
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+

Cambridge Square Fort Wayne

7600 Cold Springs Blvd
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Baldwin Creek Apartments

2020 Hobson Rd
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Fairington of Fort Wayne

4931 Fairington Drive
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Beacon Heights

2210 Beacon St
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Income Based
1-2 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Fort Wayne, Indiana

Housing Authority Programs
Fort Wayne Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Brightpoint Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fort Wayne, Indiana

There are 63 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,646 affordable apartments for rent in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne features 2,820 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Fort Wayne, Indiana

There are 2,646 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fort Wayne.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fort Wayne, Indiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fort Wayne landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Fort Wayne.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $740 and $904.

2022 Fort Wayne, Indiana Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fort Wayne, Indiana Fair Market Rent $565 $665 $822 $1,048 $1,151
Fort Wayne, Indiana Payment Standard Range $509 to $622 $599 to $732 $740 to $904 $943 to $1,153 $1,036 to $1,266

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fort Wayne, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 63
Total Low Income Apartments 5,646
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,820
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $43,774 ±$927
Median Rent $670 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.92% ± 1.74pp
Total Population 257,059

Population and Household Demographics

Fort Wayne is a city in Allen County, Indiana with a population of 257,059. There are 102,273 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 37.38% of households in Fort Wayne are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fort Wayne

The median gross income for households in Fort Wayne is $43,774 a year, or $3,648 a month. The median rent for the city is $670 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fort Wayne, a household making less than $2,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Fort Wayne.

Area Median Income In Fort Wayne

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Fort Wayne, the AMI is calculated from all households within Allen County.

In Fort Wayne, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,100

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Fort Wayne

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Fort Wayne

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fort Wayne AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,650 $19,000 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fort Wayne AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,700 $31,650 $35,600 $39,550 $42,750 $45,900 $49,050 $52,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fort Wayne AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,350 $50,650 $57,000 $63,300 $68,400 $73,450 $78,500 $83,600