Fort Wayne Housing Authority

7315 Hanna St., Fort Wayne, IN, 46816
(260) 267-9300

Allen County

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About Fort Wayne Housing Authority

The U.S. Housing Act of 1937 established the public housing program. The Act, administered by the United States Public Housing Authority, authorized loans to local public housing agencies for lower-rent public housing construction expenses. The Act enabled state legislation that charged local entities with providing decent, safe and sanitary housing for low to moderate income families and individuals.

In 1937, the Indiana General Assembly adopted enabling legislation giving local government authority to participate in federal low-rent housing programs. Subsequently, on the 8th day of February 1938, the Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed a resolution creating the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The chairman of the authority appointed an Executive Director in June that same year.

In 1938, WPA workers constructed the first 50 prefabricated three room homes which rented for $2.50 a week. Forty-four more such houses were constructed later that year on vacant city lots that were purchased by the Authority for $1.00.

The agency's Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly referred to as Section 8, was established in 1975.

Today, the Fort Wayne Housing Authority serves more than 3,000 low-income families, including over 2,800 families housing through the Housing Choice Voucher Program and another 799 living in public housing and tax credit developments around the city.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Wayne is to provide good quality, affordable housing and superior services to eligible members of the Fort Wayne community and to maintain an atmosphere which encourages self-sufficiency.

Program Summary for Fort Wayne Housing Authority

Fort Wayne Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Fort Wayne Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 754 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Fort Wayne Housing Authority administered a total of 3,099 Section 8 Vouchers. Fort Wayne Housing Authority currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Fort Wayne Housing Authority is located at 7315 Hanna St., Fort Wayne, IN, 46816 and serves the city of Fort Wayne. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Fort Wayne Housing Authority at, (260) 267-9300 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Fort Wayne Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 6
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 3,099
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 754
Waiting list for the Fort Wayne Housing Authority is currently Open

2017 Income Limits for Allen County, IN

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Allen County, IN:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $20,600
  • $23,550
  • $26,500
  • $29,400
  • $31,800
  • $34,150
  • $36,500
  • $38,850
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $12,400
  • $16,020
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,500
  • $38,850
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $32,950
  • $37,650
  • $42,350
  • $47,050
  • $50,850
  • $54,600
  • $58,350
  • $62,150

2017 Fair Market Rents for Allen County, IN

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Allen County, IN:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$469 $544 $691 $887 $990

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Decatur Housing Authority Decatur Housing Authority Decatur IN 178 N/A Open 16.74 Miles Contact
Kendallville Housing Authority Kendallville Housing Authority Kendallville IN N/A N/A Open 31.16 Miles Contact
Rome City Housing Authority Rome City Housing Authority Rome City IN N/A N/A Open 35.71 Miles Contact
Portland Housing Authority Portland Housing Authority Portland IN N/A N/A Open 40.98 Miles Contact
Marion Housing Authority Marion Housing Authority Marion IN 471 270 Open 42.34 Miles Contact
Angola Housing Authority Angola Housing Authority Angola IN N/A N/A Open 43.63 Miles Contact

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Fort Wayne Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Allen County Quick Facts

Population: 365,918
Persons Per Household: 2.55
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 20.5%
Homeownership Rate: 69.8%
Housing Units: 153,508
Yearly Income Per Person: $25,279
Median Household Income: $49,370