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Affordable Housing In Franklin County
Pennsylvania

54 Low Income Apartment Communities In Franklin County

Washington Square Townhomes

78 W Washington St
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Tower at Falling Spring

200 North Main Street
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Income Based-347
1-2 BR
Accessible
62+
Subsidized

Burkett Place

200 Burkett Lane
Washington, Pennsylvania
$661-799
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Orchard Run Apartments

101 MacIntosh Way
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Villas at Orchard Run

101 MacIntosh Way
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Brindle Estates

210 Brindle Dr
Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Brindle Terrace

200 Faust St
Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Mount Vernon Terrace

716 Fairview Ave
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Waynesboro

401 North Church Street
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Lincoln Woods Apartments

914 Lincoln Ave
Warren, Pennsylvania
$665-720
1-2 BR
Subsidized
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Franklin County

Housing Authority Programs
Franklin County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Franklin County, Pennsylvania

There are 54 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,094 affordable apartments for rent in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Franklin County features 2,383 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, Pennsylvania

There are 711 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, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Franklin County landlords $500 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, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $782 and $956.

2020 Franklin County, Pennsylvania 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 $566 $660 $869 $1,129 $1,177
Payment Standard Range $509 to $623 $594 to $726 $782 to $956 $1,016 to $1,242 $1,059 to $1,295

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Franklin County, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 54
Total Low Income Apartments 3,094
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,383
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.27%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $53,916 ±$1,606
Median Rent $809 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.21% ± 2.94pp
Total Population 152,285

Population and Household Demographics

Franklin County is a county in Pennsylvania with a population of 152,285. There are 58,570 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 28.27% of households in Franklin County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Franklin County

The median gross income for households in Franklin County is $53,916 a year, or $4,493 a month. The median rent for the county is $809 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 $2,697 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.21% 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 $78,300

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 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 $16,450 $18,800 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,450 $31,350 $35,250 $39,150 $42,300 $45,450 $48,550 $51,700
80% of Median $43,900 $50,150 $56,400 $62,650 $67,700 $72,700 $77,700 $82,700

Cities In Franklin County

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City Served By
Antrim The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Antrim is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Blue Ridge Summit The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blue Ridge Summit is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Cedar Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cedar Grove is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Chambersburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chambersburg is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Fannett The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fannett is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Fayetteville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fayetteville is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Fort Loudon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Loudon is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Greencastle The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greencastle is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Greene The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greene is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Guilford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Guilford is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Guilfordship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Guilfordship is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Hamilton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamilton is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Letterkenny The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Letterkenny is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Lurgan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lurgan is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Marion The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marion is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Mercersburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mercersburg is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Metal The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Metal is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Metamora The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Metamora is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Mont Alto The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mont Alto is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Montgomery The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montgomery is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Montgomeryship The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Montgomeryship is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Mount Carmel The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Carmel is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Orrstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orrstown is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Pen Mar The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pen Mar is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Peters The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Peters is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Quincy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Quincy is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Rouzerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rouzerville is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Scotland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scotland is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Southampton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Southampton is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
St. Thomas The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Thomas is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
State Line The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves State Line is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Warren The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warren is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Washington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washington is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Wayne Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wayne Heights is the Franklin County Housing Authority.
Waynesboro The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waynesboro is the Franklin County Housing Authority.