Affordable Housing In Franklin
Simpson County, Kentucky

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Franklin

Walnut Forest Apartments

634 Morgantown Rd
Franklin, Kentucky
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2 BR

Ridgewood Apartments

425 Filter Plant Rd
Franklin, Kentucky

Joshua Place

108 Crestmore Dr
Franklin, Kentucky

Kelsey Manor

111 Crestmore Dr
Franklin, Kentucky

Ridgewood Apartments : Rental

Filter Plant Rd
Franklin, Kentucky

Ashmore Village

101 Brentmore Dr
Franklin, Kentucky

Garden Square Apts

423 South Main Street
Franklin, Kentucky
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Franklin, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Franklin, Kentucky

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Franklin Public Housing
Kentucky Housing Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Franklin, Kentucky

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 277 affordable apartments for rent in Franklin, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Franklin, Kentucky

Franklin features 172 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 Franklin, Kentucky

There are 105 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Franklin.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Franklin, Kentucky

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Franklin, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $704 and $860.

2022 Franklin, 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
Franklin, Kentucky Fair Market Rent $560 $594 $782 $1,023 $1,060
Franklin, Kentucky Payment Standard Range $504 to $616 $535 to $653 $704 to $860 $921 to $1,125 $954 to $1,166

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Franklin, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 277
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 172
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $31,629 ±$3,720
Median Rent $647 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.57% ± 9.32pp
Total Population 8,643

Population and Household Demographics

Franklin is a city in Simpson County, Kentucky with a population of 8,643. There are 3,347 households in the city with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 51.9% of households in Franklin are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Franklin

The median gross income for households in Franklin is $31,629 a year, or $2,636 a month. The median rent for the city is $647 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Franklin, a household making less than $2,157 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Franklin.

Area Median Income In Franklin

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 Franklin, the AMI is calculated from all households within Simpson County.

In Franklin, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,300

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

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 Franklin

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Franklin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,750 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $40,500 $43,100
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Franklin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,900 $26,150 $29,400 $32,650 $35,300 $37,900 $40,500 $43,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Franklin AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,600 $41,800 $47,050 $52,250 $56,450 $60,650 $64,800 $69,000