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.
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.
View or download the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Performance Review Report for the Housing Authority of Fort Wayne, Indiana. This document is available as a PDF
FWHA Executive Director Mr. Maynard Scales is pleased to announce that Public Housing in Fort Wayne is going smoke-free; residents across the city received their first official notifications in a packet from the Director of Property Management, Amy Jacobowitz.
Fort Wayne Housing Authority No Longer Providing Housing Counseling Services.
Effective April 1, 2013, Fort Wayne Housing Authority is no longer providing Housing Counseling services due to funding reductions.
Q: What is the Family Self-Sufficiency Program?
A: The goal of FSS is to help families become free of their need for public assistance and is designed to assist you in identifying and reaching your educational and career goals. FSS can help locate available job training programs, child care agencies, transportation, and other supportive services.
- The Section 8 Waiting List is Closed.
- For information about your location on the Section 8 Waiting List, download the Waiting List PDF.
- We are currently servicing numbers 1-2,200 on the Waiting List.
- If you have any questions please refer to the Waiting List FAQ Here
For an application for Public Housing assistance please visit our documents section.
For information about your status on the Public Housing Waiting List, please visit our documents section.
Public Housing FAQs
What is Public Housing?
The Public Housing Waiting List is open.
Applications are accepted at any FWHA office.
Applications can also be mailed to:
PO Box 13219
Fort Wayne, IN 46867‐3219
Fax and email applications will not be accepted at this time. Incomplete applications will be returned and will not be processed.