It's been a long while since we've seen Francis, and his boyfriend. His boyfriend appeared once before in the comic... but we didn't see them get together. I just couldn't come up with something at the time that was super clever so I just decided they hit it off and started dating due to shared interests. They've been together since and they live on the second floor too.
For those who don't remember, the second floor has three apartments with tenants-- there's a fourth that we haven't ever seen rented (I'm saving it for story ideas later). Francis and his boyfriend live in one with Karl staying when custody allows. Jack and Jules have another. With the third being taken by Buffy and Annie.