The Housing Authority of the City of Newport
120b Hillside Ave.
Newport , Newport County , RI

401-847-0185

Waiting List Status:

The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The The Housing Authority of the City of Newport administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 10 projects which contain 710 affordable rental units. It also administers 489 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, The Housing Authority of the City of Newport is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of The Housing Authority of the City of Newport between Public Housing Units (59%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (41%) to that of all housing authorities in Rhode Island, The Housing Authority of the City of Newport has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Rhode Island.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, The Housing Authority of the City of Newport scored an average of 66 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 0 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Rhode Island is 76.05.

The Housing Authority of the City of Newport has an average score that is less than the average Rhode Island housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

The Housing Authority of the City of Newport manages 8 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 87. The scores for properties managed by The Housing Authority of the City of Newport range from a high of 97 to a low of 75.

The highest scoring property in the The Housing Authority of the City of Newport portfolio is Newport Heights Iia and the lowest scoring property is Donovan Manor.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by The Housing Authority of the City of Newport have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. The Housing Authority of the City of Newport owns and manages 710 public housing units in 10 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for The Housing Authority of the City of Newport is $388.00 compared to the state average of $359.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Rhode Island ranges from a low of $257.00 to a high of $451.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for The Housing Authority of the City of Newport.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 5/10/12 Plan
2011 5/31/11 Plan
2010 10/20/10 Plan
2009 3/20/09 Plan
2008 5/28/08 Plan
2007 7/12/07 Plan
2006 3/23/06 Plan
2005 3/16/05 Plan
2004 6/28/04 Plan
2003 12/12/03 Plan
2002 3/1/02 Plan
2001 4/25/01 Plan
2000 6/30/00 Plan

10

Public Housing Projects

710

Public Housing Units

489

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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