Maintenance Technician

The primary purpose of this position is to maintain FWHA housing sites and grounds. The incumbent performs general repairs to the interior and exterior of Authority structures, including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, and plastering duties in response to work orders generated by service requests or unit inspections. This position also performs general repairs on maintenance equipment as needed.

Full Job Description – Maintenance Technician

The position will be posted until filled.


Program Specialist

The primary purpose of this position is to support the Housing Choice Voucher Program Department with processing and determining applicant eligibility status. The incumbent receives applications, verifies information, determines initial eligibility and continued eligibility, notifies applicants of the decision rendered, and assists with providing additional services to HCVP participants.

Full Job Description – Program Specialist

The position will be posted until filled.


Leasing Assistant

The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Leasing Manager with ensuring full occupancy by qualified tenants. The incumbent receives applications, verifies complete and accurate information, and assists with providing additional services to Public Housing participants.

Full Job Description – Leasing Assistant

The position will be posted until filled.


Career Advisor

The primary purpose of this position is to work with participants of the Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing program and coach them to be self-sufficient. The incumbent will help individuals to set goals and access resources and will guide them through the homeownership program.

Full Job Description – Career Advisor

The position will be posted until filled.



Interested applicants should fill out the below employment application and submit to [email protected] with a copy of their current resume.  A resume along with the completed and signed Application must be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Once candidates meet our requirements, we will contact them for a face to face interview. Only completed applications and resumes will be considered.

If you have any question regarding this job opportunity, please  contact Jessica Matuska at 260-267-9300 x 7100.

It is Fort Wayne Housing Authority’s policy to afford equal employment opportunity to all individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, social origin, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by ancestry, federal, state or local law. Fort Wayne Housing Authority will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Employment Documents

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There are no Section 3 employment opportunities at this time.

How do I know if I qualify for a Section 3 employment opportunity?

What is Section 3?
Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968 that helps foster local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. The Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent feasible, provide job training, employment, and contracting opportunities for low- or very-low income residents in
connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods.

How does Section 3 promote self- sufficiency?
Section 3 is a starting point to obtain job training, employment and contracting opportunities. From this integral foundation coupled with other resources comes the opportunity for economic advancement and self-sufficiency.

  • Federal, state and local programs
  • Advocacy groups
  • Community and faith-based organizations

How does Section 3 promote homeownership?
Section 3 is a starting point to homeownership. Once a Section 3 resident has obtained employment or contracting opportunities they have begun the first step to self-sufficiency. Remember, “It doesn’t have to be fields of dreams.” Homeownership is achievable. For more information visit our HUD website.

Who are Section 3 residents?
Section 3 residents are:

  • Public housing residents or
  • Persons who live in the area where a HUD-assisted project is located and who have a household income that falls below HUD’s income limits.

Determining Income Levels

  • Low income is defined as 80% or below the median income of that area.
  • Very low income is defined as 50% or below the median income of that area.

What is a Section 3 business concern?
A business that:

  • Is 51 percent or more owned by Section 3 residents
  • Employs Section 3 residents for at least 30 percent of its full-time, permanent
    staff; or
  • Provides evidence of a commitment to subcontract to Section 3 business
    concerns, 25 percent or more of the dollar amount of the awarded contract.

What programs are covered?
Section 3 applies to HUD-funded Public and Indian Housing assistance for development, operating, and modernization expenditures.

Section 3 also applies to certain HUD-funded Housing and Community Development projects that complete housing rehabilitation, housing construction, and other public construction.

What types of economic opportunities are available under Section 3?

  • Job training
  • Employment
  • Contracts

Any employment resulting from these expenditures, including administration, management, clerical support, and construction, is subject to compliance with Section 3.

Examples of Opportunities include:

  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Appliance repair
  • Bookkeeping
  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry
  • Carpet Installation
  • Catering
  • Cement/Masonry
  • Computer/Information
  • Demolition
  • Drywall
  • Electrical
  • Elevator Construction
  • Engineering
  • Fencing
  • Florists
  • Heating
  • Iron Works
  • Janitorial
  • Landscaping
  • Machine Operation
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Painting
  • Payroll Photography
  • Plastering
  • Plumbing
  • Printing Purchasing
  • Research
  • Surveying
  • Tile setting
  • Transportation
  • Word processing

Who will award the economic opportunities?
Recipients of HUD financial assistance will award the economic opportunities. They and their contractors and subcontractors are required to provide, to the greatest extent feasible, economic opportunities consistent with existing Federal, State, and local laws and regulations.

Who receives priority under Section 3?
For training and employment:

  • Persons in public and assisted housing
  • Persons in the area where the HUD financial assistance is spent
  • Participants in HUD Youthbuild programs
  • Homeless persons

For contracting:

  • Businesses that meet the definition of a Section 3 business concern

How can businesses find Section 3 residents to work for them?
Businesses can recruit Section 3 residents in public housing developments and in the neighborhoods where the HUD assistance is being spent. Effective ways of informing residents about available training and job opportunities are:

  • Contacting resident organizations, local community development and employment agencies
  • Distributing flyers
  • Posting signs
  • Placing ads in local newspapers

Are recipients, contractors, and subcontractors required to provide longterm employment opportunities, not simply seasonal or temporary employment?
Recipients are required, to the greatest extent feasible, to provide all types of employment opportunities to low and very low-income persons, including permanent employment and long-term jobs.
Recipients and contractors are encouraged to have Section 3 residents make up at least 30 percent of their permanent, full-time staff.

A Section 3 resident who has been employed for 3 years may no longer be counted towards meeting the 30 percent requirement. This encourages recipients to continue hiring Section 3 residents when employment opportunities are available.

What if it appears an entity is not complying with Section 3?
There is a complaint process. Section 3 residents, businesses, or a representative for either may file a complaint if it seems a recipient is violating Section 3 requirements are being on a HUD-funded project.

Will HUD require compliance?
Yes. HUD monitors the performance of contractors, reviews annual reports from recipients, and investigates complaints. HUD also examines employment and  contract records for evidence that recipients are training and employing Section 3 residents and awarding contracts to Section 3 businesses.

How can Section 3 residents or Section 3 business concerns allege Section 3 violations?
You can file a written complaint with your local HUD Field Office.
A written complaint should contain:

  • Name and address of the person filing the complaint
  • Name and address of subject of complaint (HUD recipient, contractor or
  • Description of acts or omissions in alleged violation of Section 3
  • Statement of corrective action sought i.e. training, employment or contracts