Affordable Housing In Franklin County
Ohio

329 Low Income Apartment Communities In Franklin County

Stygler Village

140 Imperial Dr
Gahanna, OH
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Northtowne Apartments

4621 Northtowne Boulevard
Columbus, OH

Robert Cassidy Village

1370 Barnett Rd
Columbus, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Network Restorations II

295 E 8th Ave
Columbus, OH
Subsidized

Heritage Towers

1145 College Ave
Columbus, OH
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Hill Manor, I

3244 Southfield Dr E
Columbus, OH
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

New Canterbury Way, Ltd

617 Canterbury Way
Columbus, OH
Subsidized

J - Mar Apartments

155 N 17th St
Columbus, OH
Subsidized

Royal York Apartments

1445 E Broad St
Columbus, OH
Subsidized

Franklin Manor

1475 Stimmel Rd
Columbus, OH
Subsidized

There are 329 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 25,406 affordable apartments for rent in Franklin County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 11,393 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Franklin County, HUD housing programs support 7,327 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 13,701 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Franklin County

Housing Authority Programs
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Franklin County, Ohio

Franklin County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 329
Total Low Income Apartments 25,406
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 11,393
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Total Population 1,215,761
Housing Units 480,946
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $52,341 ±$432
Median Rent $845 ±$5
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.49% ± 0.91pp

Population and Household Demographics

Franklin County is a County in Ohio with a population of 1,215,761. There are 480,946 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 46.18% of households in Franklin County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Franklin County

The median gross income for households in Franklin County is $52,341 a year, or $4,362 a month. The median rent for the county is $845 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 $2,817 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.49% 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 $78,000

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 $16,400 $18,750 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $39,000 $42,150 $45,250 $48,400 $51,500
80% of Median $43,700 $49,950 $56,200 $62,400 $67,400 $72,400 $77,400 $82,400
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 1987 to 2012, 186 low income apartment communities containing 15,488 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 $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $39,000 $42,150 $45,250 $48,400 $51,500
60% of Median $32,760 $37,440 $42,120 $46,800 $50,580 $54,300 $58,080 $61,800

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 $42,120 a year, or $3,510 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,510 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,053 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% $683 $731 $878 $1,014 $1,131 $1,249
60% $819 $878 $1,053 $1,217 $1,358 $1,499
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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$643 $761 $957 $1,225 $1,424

Cities In Franklin County

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City Listings Served By
Columbus 293 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Columbus is the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Hilliard 9
Grove City 7
Gahanna 5
Blacklick 5
Whitehall 2
Obetz 1
Urbancrest 1
Worthington 2
Bexley 3
Groveport 2
New Albany 0
Brice 0
Darbydale 0
Grandview Heights 0
Huber Ridge 0
Lake Darby 0
Lincoln Village 0
Marble Cliff 0
Minerva Park 0
Upper Arlington 0
Valleyview 0
Blacklick Estates 0
Harrisburg 0
Lockbourne 0
Riverlea 0