Newport, Rhode Island Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 1,357 income based apartments in Newport where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 314 affordable apartments in Newport that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Newport, Rhode Island

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Newport. Go to the Rhode Island Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near 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
Rent Assisted

Ahepa 245 Apartments

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

Cranston Apartments

171 BROADWAY
Newport, Rhode Island

Lawrence Apartments

25 E Bowery St
Newport, Rhode Island
Rent Assisted

Bayside Village

143 3rd St
Newport, Rhode Island
Rent Assisted

Mumford Manor

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

Festival Field

90 Girard Ave
Newport, Rhode Island
Rent Assisted

AHEPA 245 Senior Apartments II

87 Girard Ave
Newport, Rhode Island

Fifty Washington Square

4 Farewell St
Newport, Rhode Island
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Newport

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City Apartments
Portsmouth, RI Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Portsmouth.
Tiverton, RI Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Tiverton.
Middletown, RI Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Middletown.
Jamestown, RI Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Jamestown.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

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)
Go to the Rhode Island Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Newport.

Newport, Rhode Island Affordable Housing Data

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 $1,778 and $2,174.

2023 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 $1,495 $1,526 $1,976 $2,649 $3,271
Newport, Rhode Island Payment Standard Range $1,346 to $1,645 $1,373 to $1,679 $1,778 to $2,174 $2,384 to $2,914 $2,944 to $3,598

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 $97,600

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.
$20,300 $23,200 $26,100 $29,000 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
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.
$33,850 $38,700 $43,550 $48,350 $52,250 $56,100 $60,000 $63,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Newport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,150 $61,900 $69,650 $77,350 $83,550 $89,750 $95,950 $102,150