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How do I pay my rent?

We accept Money Order or Personal Check mailed to the following addresses:

Fort Wayne Housing Authority

PO Box 11846

Fort Wayne, IN  46861-1846 

or

Fort Wayne Housing Authority

7315 Hanna Street

Fort Wayne, IN  46816

Your rent is due on the first working day of each month.  NO CASH will be accepted.  The rent is late by the 5th of the month.  If the 5th falls on a weekend rent is due on the following Monday.

How long will I wait for Public Housing assistance?

The Public Housing waiting list is seldom ever closed. Your place on the waiting list is determined by multiple factors including the preferences that you claim on your application for assistance. Because the agency takes applications for Public Housing year round, your position may change on the list at any time.You may move up or down on the list depending on all other applications that are received. For instance, you may call on Monday and ask where you are on the list. You are told that you are number 101 on the 1 bedroom list. On Tuesday and Wednesday, people apply with more preferences than you have. You call back on the following Friday and find out that you are now number 104 on the list. This is why the FWHA strongly discourages applicants from calling regarding their position on the list.

It is critical that you update your application any time there is a change in your household information or your preferences. It is also vital that you make sure that you update your address as soon as it changes. Many applicants fail to come in and update their address when they move and are subsequently dropped from the waiting list when they do not respond to mail from the FWHA or mail sent by the FWHA is returned by the post office as un-deliverable.

What is Housing Fraud and what are the penalties?

Housing Fraud is partly defined as intentional falsification or under reporting of information related to your household. Failure to report income and  having unauthorized live-in guests that are not on your lease are two examples of Housing Fraud. The potential penalties for Housing Fraud include termination of assistance as well as prosecution and jail time.The FWHA actively pursues eviction and or prosecution of its program participants that have committed Housing Fraud.

The FWHA maintains a telephone tip-line, contact 260-267-9300 press option 3 then option 4,for the reporting of Fraud and criminal activity   If you are evicted for Housing Fraud, violation of your family obligations under your lease or criminal activity, you will not be able to receive housing assistance under any federally funded housing program anywhere in the country for at least 3 years.

When will the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list reopen?

The waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program is currently closed.  Visit back to the FWHA home page often for updates to the status of the waiting list.