Affordable Housing In Franklin County
Kansas

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Franklin County

Mission Woods

1617 S Osage Dr
Ottawa, KS
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Courthouse Square Apartments

235 S Main Street
Ottawa, KS
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Sunflower Plaza Tower

701 S Poplar St
Ottawa, KS
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Walnut Plaza

325 Walnut St
Wellsville, KS
Subsidized

Pine Manor Apartments

1513 Osage
Ottawa, KS
Subsidized

Cof Residences

934 E Wilson St
Ottawa, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Cof Training Svcs, Inc

726 W 13th St
Ottawa, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Cof Independent Living

707 N Cherry St
Ottawa, KS
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Ottawa Plains Apartments

1107 W 17th St
Ottawa, KS
HCV Welcome

Ottawa Senior Housing

526 S Main St
Ottawa, KS
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Franklin County

Housing Authority Programs
East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Franklin County, Kansas

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 538 affordable apartments for rent in Franklin County, Kansas. Franklin County features 266 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 272 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Franklin County.

Franklin County, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 538
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 266
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $51,081 ±$2,161
Median Rent $741 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.52% ± 7.64pp
Total Population 25,753

Population and Household Demographics

Franklin County is a County in Kansas with a population of 25,753. There are 9,830 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 28.2% of households in Franklin County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Franklin County

The median gross income for households in Franklin County is $51,081 a year, or $4,257 a month. The median rent for the county is $741 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Franklin County, a household making less than $2,470 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.52% of households who rent are overburdened in Franklin County.1

Area Median Income In Franklin County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Franklin County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,400

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Franklin County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for Franklin County HUD Rental Assistance in Franklin County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,600 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
80% of Median $38,850 $44,400 $49,950 $55,500 $59,950 $64,400 $68,850 $73,300
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Franklin County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2012, 10 low income apartment communities containing 469 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Franklin County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Franklin County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
60% of Median $29,160 $33,360 $37,500 $41,640 $45,000 $48,360 $51,660 $55,020

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Franklin County is $37,500 a year, or $3,125 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,125 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $938 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $608 $651 $781 $903 $1,008 $1,111
60% $729 $782 $938 $1,083 $1,209 $1,334
Fair Market Rents in Franklin County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$534 $601 $791 $986 $1,137

Cities In Franklin County

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City Listings Served By
Ottawa 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ottawa is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Pomona 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pomona is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Wellsville 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wellsville is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Lane 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lane is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Princeton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Princeton is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Rantoul 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rantoul is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Richmond 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richmond is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.
Williamsburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Williamsburg is the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation.