About The Housing Authority of the City of Newport

The The Housing Authority of the City of Newport is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Newport, Rhode Island.

The The Housing Authority of the City of Newport serves Newport.

The Housing Authority of the City of Newport Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of Newport (HAN) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The HAN offers 10 Public Housing communities with 710 units for families and senior/disabled households.

There are three ways to apply:
  1. Visit the HAN Management Office to pick up an application, located at 1 Park Holm, Newport, RI 02840, between the hours of 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
  2. Download an application here, then print and complete.
  3. Complete the online application here.
Once the application has been completed, it can be hand delivered to the address listed above.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live and/or work in the City of Newport, elderly, disabled, employed, household is a resident or Section 8 participant of the Housing Authority of Newport, household is a resident of Park Holm, household has been pre-approved for a mortgage.

For more information, visit the HAN website, or call the office at (401) 847-0185.

Last Updated on 04/20/2016.

The Housing Authority of Newport Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of Newport (HAN) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks in April 2016.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:
 

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Pick up an application at the Florence Gray Center.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must have been:

 

  1. Faxed to the HAN Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Office.
  2. Hand delivered to the HAN Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Office.
  3. Mailed to the HAN Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Office.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Work or live in the City of Newport.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time of application submission, after sorting preferences.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the HAN website, or call the office at (401) 847-0185.

Last Updated on 06/14/2017.


About the The Housing Authority of the City of Newport Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, The Housing Authority of the City of Newport manages 469 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 322 33 17 97
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $980 $636 $903 $824
Monthly Cost $315,657 $20,981 $15,345 $79,919

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for The Housing Authority of the City of Newport

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 5% having issued approximately 95 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 71 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $17,613 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 49% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 47% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

61% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 57% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

47% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 25% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the The Housing Authority of the City of Newport Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 25% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 52% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 48% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by The Housing Authority of the City of Newport voucher holders in 2016 was $428 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,040. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $154.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by The Housing Authority of the City of Newport

11 John H Chafee Blvd
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Donovan Manor is a 110 unit low income housing apartment community in Newport.
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Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
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Newport Heights IIa is a 72 unit low income housing apartment community in Newport.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
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Park Holm is a 262 unit low income housing apartment community in Newport.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
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Newport, Rhode Island
Scattered Site Elderly is a 156 unit low income housing apartment community in Newport.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance