Low Income Apartments In Franklin County
Washington

Low Income Apartments In Franklin County

Pinecrest Apartments

2209 W Jay Street
Pasco, WA
Subsidized

Pioneer Park Apartments

401 E Elm St.
Connell, WA
HCV Welcome

Hillcrest Apartments

300 N Ford Avenue
Connell, WA
Subsidized

Tri Cities Vista Low Cost Housing

302 S Elm Ave
Pasco, WA
Subsidized

Wheatlands Apartments

661 So. Burke Avenue
Connell, WA
Subsidized

Scattered Sites

804 N 1st Ave
Pasco, WA

Scattered Sites

820 N 1st Ave
Pasco, WA

Tepeyac Haven

801 N 22nd Ave
Pasco, WA
HCV Welcome

Washington

Am Wehe Subdivision
Pasco, WA
HCV Welcome

Scattered Sites

201 W Margaret St
Pasco, WA

There are 15 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,120 affordable apartments for rent in Franklin County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 456 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Franklin County, HUD housing programs support 156 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 664 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Franklin County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Franklin County, Washington

Franklin County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 1,120
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 456
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.88%
Average Renter Household Size 3.59
Total Population 86,443
Housing Units 24,725
Average Household Size 3.40
Median Household Income $56,980 ±$2,936
Median Rent $807 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.71% ± 4.82pp

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.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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Franklin County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2007, 8 low income apartment communities containing 716 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Franklin County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Franklin County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $32,760 $37,440 $42,120 $46,800 $50,580 $54,300 $58,080 $61,800

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Franklin County is $42,120 a year, or $3,510 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,510 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,053 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $683 $731 $878 $1,014 $1,131 $1,249
60% $819 $878 $1,053 $1,217 $1,358 $1,499
Fair Market Rents in Franklin County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$634 $778 $962 $1,307 $1,649

Cities In Franklin County

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City Listings Served By
Pasco 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pasco is the Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County.
Connell 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Connell is the Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County.
Basin City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Basin City is the Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County.
Kahlotus 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kahlotus is the Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County.
Mesa 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mesa is the Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County.
West Pasco 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Pasco is the Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County.