Applying for Housing Assistance

To apply for assisted housing at the Franklin Redevelopment and Housing Authority a family must be on the waiting list for either Multifamily Housing Assistance or the Housing Choice Voucher program.  (FRHA no longer manages the Public Housing program)  Due to the high demand, and the size of the current waiting lists, both programs’ waiting lists are typically closed.    

Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (formerly known as Section 8) is a rental subsidy program for low income families.  The HCV program allows eligible families to obtain a "voucher" that will pay the amount of the housing cost over 30% of the family income.  Families in the HCV program may find their own housing or be referred to a list of landlords and property owners that are interested in renting to HCV program participants.  The waiting list for the HCV program is currently closed to new applicants but please contact us for updated information.

Multifamily Housing Assistance Program

The Multifamily Housing Assistance Program (MFH) replaced the Public Housing program that previously existed in the City of Franklin.  The current MFH program provides housing assistance to supplement the amount of the housing cost over 30% of the family income at specific area properties in Franklin.  Additional information for the MFH program is included below.


  • FRHA MFH Program Instructions
  • FRHA MFH Program Application (Word Version) or FRHA MFH Program Application (PDF Version)

Once applications are submitted and processed, applicants will be notified as to the status of their application.  Information included in the application will be verified up to the point at which housing assistance is offered.  We ask that you be patient as we go through this process.  Due to the great need for housing, and the limited supply, an applicant may remain on the waiting list for an extended period.  During this time, it is extremely important that applicants maintain updated contact information by visiting the FRHA main office below.


Franklin Redevelopment and Housing Authority ~ 100 East Fourth Avenue ~ Franklin, VA 23851

Income Limits

The annual income limits are established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Annual income is the applicant family's income before any deductions.

Effective May 2018 the following income limits shall apply:

Area Median Income: $56,400 (family of 4 persons)

Number of Persons in Household
Extremely Low Income (30% of median income)
Very Low Income (50% of median income)
Low Income (80% of median income)




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