Affordable Housing In Franklin County
Ohio

336 Low Income Apartment Communities In Franklin County

Commons at Buckingham

328 Buckingham St
Columbus, Ohio

Fourth Street

1415 N 4th St
Columbus, Ohio

Franklin Apartments

1522 Franklin Ave
Columbus, Ohio

Stoddard Block

260 S 4th St
Columbus, Ohio

Income Fund

333 S Champion Ave
Columbus, Ohio

Bayside Commons

5420 Tretorn Dr
Hilliard, Ohio

Lincoln Park West

4500 W Park Rd
Columbus, Ohio

Walnut Creek Townhomes

4996 Cherrybluff Ct
Columbus, Ohio

South East Scattered Sites

508 Lilley Ave
Columbus, Ohio

Waggoner Woods

7501 Wengert Rd
Columbus, Ohio

Guide To Affordable Housing in Franklin County, Ohio

There are 336 low income housing apartment communities offering 25,701 affordable apartments for rent in Franklin County, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Franklin County, Ohio

Franklin County features 11,264 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 County, Ohio

There are 13,893 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Franklin County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Franklin County, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Franklin County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Franklin County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Franklin County, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $929 and $1,135.

2022 Franklin County, Ohio 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 County, Ohio Fair Market Rent $730 $829 $1,032 $1,281 $1,426
Franklin County, Ohio Payment Standard Range $657 to $803 $746 to $912 $929 to $1,135 $1,153 to $1,409 $1,283 to $1,569

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Franklin County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 336
Total Low Income Apartments 25,701
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 11,264
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $52,341 ±$432
Median Rent $845 ±$5
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.49% ± 0.91pp
Total Population 1,215,761

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.

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 $83,800

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Franklin County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Franklin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,650 $20,150 $22,650 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Franklin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,350 $33,550 $37,750 $41,900 $45,300 $48,650 $52,000 $55,350
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Franklin County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,950 $53,650 $60,350 $67,050 $72,450 $77,800 $83,150 $88,550

Cities In Franklin County

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