Affordable Housing In Newport
Jackson County, Arkansas

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Newport

Harmony Homes Apartments

1110 N Pecan St
Newport, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

White River Apartments

2900 Marion Dr
Newport, Arkansas
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Ester Park Apartments

2112 Ester Cir
Newport, Arkansas
Elderly Supportive Housing

Ashton Park Apartments

1719 McLarty Dr
Newport, Arkansas

Kenmont Apartments

1900 N State St
Newport, Arkansas


Lot 10 2nd St And Vine St Etc
Newport, Arkansas


303 Calhoun Cir
Newport, Arkansas

Village Creek Apartments

1707 McLarty Dr
Newport, Arkansas


Cherokee And James St
Newport, Arkansas

Sandhill Land Co

2909 Smith Drive
Newport, Arkansas

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Newport, Arkansas

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Newport, Arkansas

Housing Authority Programs
Newport Housing Authority Public Housing
White River Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Newport, Arkansas

There are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 556 affordable apartments for rent in Newport, Arkansas.

Income Based Apartments in Newport, Arkansas

Newport features 482 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Newport, Arkansas

There are 62 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Newport.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Newport, Arkansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Newport landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Newport.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Newport, Arkansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $584 and $714.

2022 Newport, Arkansas Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Newport, Arkansas Fair Market Rent $490 $493 $649 $802 $928
Newport, Arkansas Payment Standard Range $441 to $539 $444 to $542 $584 to $714 $722 to $882 $835 to $1,021

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Newport, AR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 556
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 482
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.17
Median Household Income $27,838 ±$5,948
Median Rent $537 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.74% ± 9.63pp
Total Population 7,782

Population and Household Demographics

Newport is a city in Jackson County, Arkansas with a population of 7,782. There are 2,056 households in the city with an average household size of 2.17 persons. 47.81% of households in Newport are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Newport

The median gross income for households in Newport is $27,838 a year, or $2,320 a month. The median rent for the city is $537 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Newport, a household making less than $1,790 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Newport.

Area Median Income In Newport

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Newport, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jackson County.

In Newport, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $45,500

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 Newport

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Newport

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Newport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $29,250 $31,400 $33,550 $35,750
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Newport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$18,950 $21,650 $24,350 $27,050 $29,250 $31,400 $33,550 $35,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Newport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$30,350 $34,650 $39,000 $43,300 $46,800 $50,250 $53,700 $57,200