Affordable Housing In Newport
Newport County, Rhode Island

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Newport

Newport Heights

59 John H Chafee Blvd
Newport, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

West Broadway Apartments

76 Broadway
Newport, Rhode Island
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Ahepa 245 Apartments

87 Girard Ave
Newport, Rhode Island
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cranston Apartments

171 BROADWAY
Newport, Rhode Island

Lawrence Apartments

25 E Bowery St
Newport, Rhode Island
Subsidized

Bayside Village

143 3rd St
Newport, Rhode Island
Subsidized

Mumford Manor

39 Farewell St
Newport, Rhode Island
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Festival Field

90 Girard Ave
Newport, Rhode Island
Subsidized

AHEPA 245 Senior Apartments II

87 Girard Ave
Newport, Rhode Island

Fifty Washington Square

4 Farewell St
Newport, Rhode Island

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Newport, Rhode Island

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, Rhode Island

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Newport Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Rhode Island Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Newport, Rhode Island

There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,711 affordable apartments for rent in Newport, Rhode Island.

Income Based Apartments in Newport, Rhode Island

Newport features 1,357 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, Rhode Island

There are 314 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Newport.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Newport, Rhode Island

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Newport landlords $1,000 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Newport.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Newport, Rhode Island for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,352 and $1,652.

2021 Newport, Rhode Island 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, Rhode Island Fair Market Rent $1,027 $1,157 $1,502 $2,122 $2,601
Newport, Rhode Island Payment Standard Range $924 to $1,130 $1,041 to $1,273 $1,352 to $1,652 $1,910 to $2,334 $2,341 to $2,861

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Newport, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 1,711
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,357
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 58.58%
Average Renter Household Size 1.96
Average Household Size 2.02
Median Household Income $57,218 ±$6,314
Median Rent $1,032 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.11% ± 4.86pp
Total Population 24,459

Population and Household Demographics

Newport is a city in Newport County, Rhode Island with a population of 24,459. There are 10,723 households in the city with an average household size of 2.02 persons. 58.58% of households in Newport are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Newport

The median gross income for households in Newport is $57,218 a year, or $4,768 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,032 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 $3,440 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.11% 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 Newport County.

In Newport, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,500

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.
$18,200 $20,800 $23,400 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$30,300 $34,600 $38,950 $43,250 $46,750 $50,200 $53,650 $57,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Newport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,450 $55,400 $62,300 $69,200 $74,750 $80,300 $85,850 $91,350