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Affordable Housing In Franklin County
Ohio

324 Low Income Apartment Communities In Franklin County

Hamilton Place ( Woodridge Pl )

3565 Clime Rd
Columbus, Ohio
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Mt Vernon Plaza I

1035 Atcheson St
Columbus, Ohio
Subsidized

Nelson Park Apartments

1994 Maryland Ave
Columbus, Ohio
Subsidized

Sturbridge Green

3750 Sturbridge Ct
Hilliard, Ohio
Subsidized

St George on the Commons

4800 Knightsbridge Blvd
Columbus, Ohio
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sterling Court

3190 Sterling Ln
Columbus, Ohio
Subsidized

Nhss

1142 E Long St
Columbus, Ohio

Maplegreen Homes

1993 Diem Ave
Columbus, Ohio

Kenny

1025 Folkstone Rd
Columbus, Ohio

Southeast Columbus Homes

1455 E Fulton St
Columbus, Ohio

Guide To Affordable Housing in Franklin County, Ohio

There are 324 low income housing apartment communities offering 24,880 affordable apartments for rent in Franklin County, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Franklin County, Ohio

Franklin County features 10,897 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 13,671 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Franklin County, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 324
Total Low Income Apartments 24,880
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 10,897
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 $84,500

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,700 $20,200 $22,750 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,500 $33,700 $37,900 $42,100 $45,500 $48,850 $52,250 $55,600
80% of Median $47,150 $53,900 $60,650 $67,350 $72,750 $78,150 $83,550 $88,950

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