Affordable Housing In Franklin County

327 Low Income Apartment Communities In Franklin County

Network Restorations II

295 E 8th Ave
Columbus, OH

Heritage Towers

1145 College Ave
Columbus, OH
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hill Manor, I

3244 Southfield Dr E
Columbus, OH
Disabled Supportive Housing

New Canterbury Way, Ltd

617 Canterbury Way
Columbus, OH

J - Mar Apartments

155 N 17th St
Columbus, OH

Royal York Apartments

1445 E Broad St
Columbus, OH

Franklin Manor

1475 Stimmel Rd
Columbus, OH


2433 Teakwood Dr
Columbus, OH
Elderly Supportive Housing

Village Shalom Apartments

2117 Astor Ave
Bexley, OH
Disabled Supportive Housing

Collins Rd Props Dba Castleton Gardens

1620 Lonsdale Rd
Columbus, OH

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

There are 327 low income housing apartment communities offering 24,912 affordable apartments for rent in Franklin County, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Franklin County, Ohio

Franklin County features 11,009 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 13,591 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 $893 and $1,091.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $677 $794 $992 $1,262 $1,449
Payment Standard Range $609 to $745 $715 to $873 $893 to $1,091 $1,136 to $1,388 $1,304 to $1,594

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Franklin County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 327
Total Low Income Apartments 24,912
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 11,009
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.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

Cities In Franklin County

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City Listings Served By
Columbus 291 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Columbus is the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Hilliard 9
Grove City 7
Gahanna 4
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