Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. 

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Newport
Campbell County, Kentucky

Waiting List Openings In Newport

Waiting ListStatus
Neighborhood Foundations Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Neighborhood Foundations Other Open Now

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Newport

Saratoga Place Apartments I & II

798 Saratoga St
Newport, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1 BR

Two Rivers Apartments

411 Elm St
Newport, Kentucky
Elderly Supportive Housing

Newport Commons

726 Roberts St
Newport, Kentucky
Disabled Supportive Housing

Liberty Housing

741 Liberty St
Newport, Kentucky

City Wide Housing

30 E 8th St
Newport, Kentucky

Grand Towers

1359 Grand Ave
Newport, Kentucky

721 Isabella St

721 Isabella St
Newport, Kentucky

Corpus Christi Apartments

840 Isabella St
Newport, Kentucky

Peter G. Noll Homes

401 W 5th St
Newport, Kentucky

Liberty Housing

611 Roberts St
Newport, Kentucky

Housing Authorities that serve Newport

Housing Authority Programs
Neighborhood Foundations Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
PinevilleBell County Community Dev Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Campbell County Department of Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Newport, Kentucky

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 871 affordable apartments for rent in Newport, Kentucky.

Income Based Apartments in Newport, Kentucky

Newport features 634 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, Kentucky

There are 237 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Newport.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Newport, Kentucky

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Newport landlords $600 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, Kentucky for a two-bedroom apartment is between $824 and $1,008.

2021 Newport, Kentucky 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
Fair Market Rent $604 $698 $916 $1,244 $1,425
Payment Standard Range $544 to $664 $628 to $768 $824 to $1,008 $1,120 to $1,368 $1,283 to $1,568

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Newport, KY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 871
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 634
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $34,734 ±$3,867
Median Rent $639 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.34% ± 6.64pp
Total Population 15,428

Population and Household Demographics

Newport is a city in Campbell County, Kentucky with a population of 15,428. There are 6,173 households in the city with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 55.06% of households in Newport are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Newport

The median gross income for households in Newport is $34,734 a year, or $2,895 a month. The median rent for the city is $639 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 $2,130 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.34% 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 Campbell County.

In Newport, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,300

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,150 $20,750 $23,350 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,250 $34,550 $38,850 $43,150 $46,650 $50,100 $53,550 $57,000
80% of Median $48,350 $55,250 $62,150 $69,050 $74,600 $80,100 $85,650 $91,150