The Decatur Housing Authority (DHA) will open its Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 8:00am through Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:00pm.
DRAFT ADMIN PLAN - Available at physical locations only.
DRAFT ACOP - Available at physical locations only.
DRAFT ADMIN PLAN - Available at physical locations only.
The Fort Wayne Housing Authority is advancing a development project that would expand a new approach to solving the problem of chronic homelessness in Fort Wayne.
On November 3, 2016, nine members of the FWHA staff, including our CEO/Executive Director George Guy, attended the Boys & Girls Club Annual Smart Girls Brilliant Women luncheon. This event fundraiser supports the year long program which provides over 300 young women the opportunity to learn about health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement.
On behalf of the Fort Wayne Housing Authority, we would like to thank Mike Huesner for his 10 years of service on our Public Housing Maintenance Team. Mike has been both a Maintenance Technician and a Lead Maintenance Technician at our AMP 1 properties, which consist of Beacon Heights and McCormick Place. Mike has been an integral part of our maintenance team, helping out wherever he can. We appreciate his hard work and dedication and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors!
The Fort Wayne Housing Authority has recently made an investment in our properties and our residents alike by supplying computer labs at 6 out of 10 public housing sites; one of which is located at the Resident Services Resource Center (RSRC) at McCormick Place Apartments, which is open to all program participants.
In addition to the new computer labs, we are thrilled to announce a recent donation by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of $1,000 worth of sports equipment for our RSRC and Public Housing Sites in order to promote health and wellness.
September 12, 2016
George Guy, CEO/Executive Director of the Fort Wayne Housing Authority, met with Senator Joe Donnelly’s staff assistant Ryan Black in Washington D.C. today, in order to discuss important policies as they relate to affordable housing.
Questions and Responses:
Question 1: Clarify if the mulch areas are being cleaned only or cleaned and re-mulched?
Response 1: Quote the RFQ regarding the mulch beds. Quote it based on the following: Removal of all debris. The mulch beds should be weed free which would require some form of weed control.
Question 2: Regarding the Bid Sheet it only has a breakdown for weekly mowing. Should it also include edging, fertilizing, and trimming of shrub and trees?
Response 2: The Bid Sheet is just for the mowing of the properties on a weekly basis. Please provide a individual detailed quote for the other services outlined in the RFQ.
Question 3: Regarding the Spring and Fall Clean-up service is picking up, removing and disposing of trash, leaves, branches, and other debris from the grass areas and mulch and stone beds throughout the developments? Or is this service also including cutting back ornamental grasses and perennials .........and can we pick it up and leave it in a pile on site or pick it up and dispose of it in your dumpster?
Response 3: This only should include the trach pick up. Typically, trash will be picked up when the property is being mowed (Trash picker). The sticks and leaves would be done once in the spring and once in late fall.
Question 4: Regarding mechanical edging is to only be done along the concrete sidewalks and concrete curbs adjacent to the turf areas? Or is the mechanical edge to be done on all of the soft edges( planting beds) as well as the hard edges(concrete sidewalks and curbs)
The question is pertaining to mechanical or string edging? The property is to be edged with a string trimmer along the sidewalks and curbs. The soft edges and planting beds should be mowed if the mower can fit into these areas.
Question 5: The mulch and stone beds are the areas that are to be weeded weekly by hand (mechanically) and by weed killer (chemically)? Or is the weekly weed control for the entire property. *There will be a material safety data sheet with any herbicides, fertilizers, and or pesticides that are to be used.
Response 5: Regarding the weeding of the properties a broadleaf herbicide should be used throughout the properties (Weed B Gone). In areas that require removal of all vegetation (Round Up) can be used.
Question 6: The service is for a slow release granular fertilizer only? Or is this a service that includes both the application of the fertilizer and the application of a post emergent broad leaf weed control.
Response 6: The application should contain both fertilizer and the application of a post emergent broad leaf weed control.
Question 7: Pruning of the shrubs (not to exceed 6 ft. in height) on property and disposal of ensuing materials.
Response 7: This service should not be included in the quote. This will be considered on a as needed basis.
Question 8. When it asks for Est. # of hours at the top is that for the mowing per week or...... all the services for the season or........ for all the services for the entire term of the contract?
Answer 8. The estimated hours is for mowing the lawn. You can use this sheet to document all of the other services and provide a total page totaling all of the services. So you can provide a sheet for Lawn Mowing, Spring & Fall Clean Up, Weed Control & Fertilization.
On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 the Fort Wayne Housing Authority hosted its 2nd Annual Father’s Day Celebration, the “Father’s Day & Family Life Fair”! This was a wonderful opportunity for Fathers to celebrate with their children and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon! Thank you to all who joined us for food, games, crafts, information and much, much more! We look forward to seeing you next year!
The Fort Wayne Housing Authority is pleased to announce its most recent grant award from the AWS Foundation Board of Directors. The $15,000 grant will be used to install a chair lift in our newly established Resident Services Resource Center located in the McCormick Place Apartment community.
Units for elderly planned at school site
DAVE GONG - The Journal Gazette
New development projects, expanded Internet services and changes to application guidelines are all part of the Fort Wayne Housing Authority’s plans for 2016.
Two construction projects meant to provide permanent supportive housing for residents with disabilities and to expand housing options for the elderly are in the works, George Guy, the housing authority’s executive director, said. The authority also has plans to expand educational opportunities and is exploring changes to federal application guidelines.