Affordable Housing In Franklin County
Washington

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Franklin County

Varney Court

318 Pearl St.
Pasco, Washington
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Family & Senior

The Vineyards

2407 W Jay St
Pasco, Washington
Family & Senior

Pinecrest Apartments

2209 W Jay Street
Pasco, Washington
Subsidized

Pioneer Park Apartments

401 E Elm St.
Connell, Washington

Hillcrest Apartments

300 N Ford Avenue
Connell, Washington
Subsidized

Tri Cities Vista Low Cost Housing

302 S Elm Ave
Pasco, Washington
Subsidized

Wheatlands Apartments

661 So. Burke Avenue
Connell, Washington
Subsidized

Scattered Sites

804 N 1st Ave
Pasco, Washington

Scattered Sites

820 N 1st Ave
Pasco, Washington

Tepeyac Haven

801 N 22nd Ave
Pasco, Washington

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Franklin County, Washington

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Franklin County, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Franklin County, Washington

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,224 affordable apartments for rent in Franklin County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Franklin County, Washington

Franklin County features 456 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, Washington

There are 702 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, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Franklin County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Franklin County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Franklin County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $954 and $1,166.

2022 Franklin County, Washington 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, Washington Fair Market Rent $704 $855 $1,060 $1,423 $1,792
Franklin County, Washington Payment Standard Range $634 to $774 $770 to $941 $954 to $1,166 $1,281 to $1,565 $1,613 to $1,971

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Franklin County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 1,224
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 456
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.88%
Average Renter Household Size 3.59
Average Household Size 3.40
Median Household Income $56,980 ±$2,936
Median Rent $807 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.71% ± 4.82pp
Total Population 86,443

Population and Household Demographics

Franklin County is a county in Washington with a population of 86,443. There are 24,725 households in the county with an average household size of 3.40 persons. 32.88% of households in Franklin County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Franklin County

The median gross income for households in Franklin County is $56,980 a year, or $4,748 a month. The median rent for the county is $807 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 $2,690 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.71% 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 $78,100

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.
$16,450 $18,800 $21,960 $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.
$27,350 $31,250 $35,150 $39,050 $42,200 $45,300 $48,450 $51,550
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.
$43,750 $50,000 $56,250 $62,500 $67,500 $72,500 $77,500 $82,500

Cities In Franklin County

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City Served By
Basin City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Basin City is the Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County.
Connell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Connell is the Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County.
Kahlotus The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kahlotus is the Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County.
Mesa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mesa is the Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County.
Pasco The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pasco is the Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County.
West Pasco The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Pasco is the Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County.