Affordable Housing In Frankfort
Franklin County, Kentucky

Affordable Housing programs support 596 income based apartments in Frankfort where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 333 affordable apartments in Frankfort that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Frankfort, Kentucky

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Frankfort.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Kentucky Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Frankfort.

Cottages of Frankfort I

871 Cardwell Lane
Frankfort, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Emily Apartments

325 Brighton Park Blvd
Frankfort, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Woodside Park

1335 Louisville Rd
Frankfort, Kentucky
Rent Assisted

Project Outreach Esperanza, Inc

200 Esperanza Dr
Frankfort, Kentucky
Rent Assisted
Disabled Supportive Housing

Hickory Hills Manor

120 Marlowe Ct
Frankfort, Kentucky
Rent Assisted

Kings Daughters Apartments

220 Hanna Pl
Frankfort, Kentucky
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Project Outreach Seneca

529 Pawnee Trl
Frankfort, Kentucky
Rent Assisted
Disabled Supportive Housing

Project Outreach - Leawood

713 Leawood Dr
Frankfort, Kentucky
Rent Assisted
Disabled Supportive Housing

Prince Hall Village Apartments

1100 Prince Hall Vlg
Frankfort, Kentucky
Rent Assisted

Franklin Place Apartments

126 Deepwood Dr
Frankfort, Kentucky
Rent Assisted
Disabled Supportive Housing
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Public Housing Agencies Serving Frankfort, Kentucky

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Frankfort Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Kentucky Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Frankfort.

Frankfort, Kentucky Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Frankfort, Kentucky

Frankfort features 596 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Frankfort, Kentucky

There are 333 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Frankfort.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Frankfort, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Frankfort landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Frankfort.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Frankfort, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $818 and $1,000.

2023 Frankfort, Kentucky Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Frankfort, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $638 $732 $909 $1,209 $1,505
Frankfort, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $574 to $702 $659 to $805 $818 to $1,000 $1,088 to $1,330 $1,355 to $1,656

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Frankfort, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 929
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 596
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.05
Average Household Size 2.16
Median Household Income $41,401 ±$1,558
Median Rent $682 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.06% ± 5.78pp
Total Population 27,535

Population and Household Demographics

Frankfort is a city in Franklin County, Kentucky with a population of 27,535. There are 12,105 households in the city with an average household size of 2.16 persons. 50.24% of households in Frankfort are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Frankfort

The median gross income for households in Frankfort is $41,401 a year, or $3,450 a month. The median rent for the city is $682 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Frankfort, a household making less than $2,273 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.06% of households who rent are overburdened in Frankfort.

Area Median Income In Frankfort

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Frankfort, the AMI is calculated from all households within Franklin County.

In Frankfort, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,200

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 Frankfort

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Frankfort

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Frankfort AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,650 $19,000 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Frankfort AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,750 $31,700 $35,650 $39,600 $42,800 $45,950 $49,150 $52,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Frankfort AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,350 $50,700 $57,050 $63,350 $68,450 $73,500 $78,600 $83,650