Affordable Housing In Newport
5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Newport
Housing Authorities that serve Newport
|Maine State Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Newport, Maine
There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 98 affordable apartments for rent in Newport, Maine.
Income Based Apartments in Newport, Maine
Newport features 50 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, Maine
There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Newport.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Newport, Maine
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Newport landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Newport.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Newport, Maine for a two-bedroom apartment is between $730 and $892.
2020 Newport, Maine 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||$594||$616||$811||$1,011||$1,099|
|Payment Standard Range||$535 to $653||$554 to $678||$730 to $892||$910 to $1,112||$989 to $1,209|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Newport, ME Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||5|
|Total Low Income Apartments||98|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||50|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||41.69%|
|Average Renter Household Size||1.88|
|Average Household Size||2.10|
|Median Household Income||$28,553 ±$7,728|
|Median Rent||$731 ±$54|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||63.86% ± 23.07pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Newport is a city in Penobscot County, Maine with a population of 1,616. There are 770 households in the city with an average household size of 2.10 persons. 41.69% of households in Newport are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Newport
The median gross income for households in Newport is $28,553 a year, or $2,379 a month. The median rent for the city is $731 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 $2,437 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 63.86% 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 Penobscot County.
In Newport, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,400
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||$14,150||$17,240||$21,720||$26,200||$30,680||$35,160||$39,640||$44,120|
|50% of Median||$23,600||$26,950||$30,300||$33,650||$36,350||$39,050||$41,750||$44,450|
|80% of Median||$37,700||$43,100||$48,500||$53,850||$58,200||$62,500||$66,800||$71,100|