Decatur Housing Authority

Overview

The Decatur Housing Authority provides affordable housing to approximately 170 families in Decatur, Indiana, through the Housing Choice Voucher Program. In January 2014, the Fort Wayne Housing Authority began administering the Decatur Housing Authority’s portfolio.

Housing Choice Voucher Program FAQ's

Question: When will I be notified of my place on the waiting list?

You will be notified via the US Postal Service at the address on your application within 90 days of application to inform you of your waiting list status.

Question: If I am the first person in line, will I get a voucher before everyone else?

Answer: No. The waiting list is based on preferences. You place on the waiting list will depend on your preferences, not the order in which your application was received.

Question: How long before I get a voucher?

Answer: Due to a number of factors, we cannot give a time frame for when vouchers will be issued.

Question: Should I call the office to see when vouchers will be given out or where I am on the waiting list?

Answer: No. Due to the high volume of applicants, call will only delay the process. You will receive a letter at your address on record when we have reached your name for determining eligibility.

Question: Do I need to report changes in my address, income, preference and family compositions?

Answer: Yes. Make sure to notify DHA in writing within 10 days of your change so we can update your file with the correct information in order to determine your place on the waiting list and so we can contact you for eligibility when the time comes.

PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

Document Name Description File
DHA Admin Plan 2016-2017 Administrative Plan for the Housing Choice Voucher Program Download
DHA FSS Action Plan 2016-2017 FSS Action Plan for the Family Self Sufficiency Program Download
DHA Admin Plan Attachment A 2016-2017 Reasonable Accommodations Policy Download
DHA Annual PHA Plan The Annual PHA Plans provide a ready source for interested parties to locate basic PHA policies, rules, and requirements concerning the PHA‘s operations, programs, and services, and informs HUD, families served by the PHA, and members of the public of the PHA‘s mission, goals and objectives for serving the needs of low- income, very low- income, and extremely low- income families. Download
Public Notice: February 13, 2017 Decatur Housing Authority Opening of the Waiting List Download

APPLICANT RESOURCES

Document Name Description File
DHA Waiting List Application Download
DHA Waiting List Application Instructions Download
HUD 9886 Authorization for the Release of Information/Privacy Act Notice Download
HUD 92006 Supplemental and Optional Contact Information for HUD-Assisted Housing Applicants Download
Household Update Form Preference Update and Family Composition Change Form Download

PARTICIPANT RESOURCES

Document Name Description File
Complaint Inspection Request Download
FWHA HCVP Voucher Extension Request Download
HAP Contract Part C Housing Assistance Payments Contract Download
Household Update Form Preference Update and Family Composition Change Form Download
HUD 9886 Authorization for the Release of Information/Privacy Act Notice Download
HUD 92006 Supplemental and Optional Contact Information for HUD-Assisted Housing Applicants Download
DHA HCVP Payment Standards January 2017 Payment Standards Download
DHA UA Multi-Family 2017 Multi-Family Utility Allowances Download
DHA UA Single-Family 2017 Single-Family Utility Allowances Download

LANDLORD RESOURCES

Document Name Description File
Landlord Acknowledgement Letter Landlord/Tenant Acknowledgment Certification Download
Landlord Rental Increase Request Download
HAP Contract Part C Housing Assistance Payments Contract Download
FWHA Property Owner Participation Manual Download