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Affordable Housing In Newport County
Rhode Island

34 Low Income Apartment Communities In Newport County

Newport Heights

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

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

Hancock Estates

Hancock St
Tiverton, Rhode Island
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lawrence Apartments

25 E Bowery St
Newport, Rhode Island
Subsidized

West House

417 Forest Ave
Middletown, Rhode Island
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Bayside Village

143 3rd St
Newport, Rhode Island
Subsidized

Anthony House

41 Middle Rd
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Subsidized

Mumford Manor

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

Pemberton Place

57 Pemberton Ave
Jamestown, Rhode Island
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Newport County

Housing Authority Programs
The Housing Authority of the City of Newport Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Portsmouth Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Jamestown Housing Authority Public Housing
Tiverton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Newport County, Rhode Island

There are 34 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,438 affordable apartments for rent in Newport County, Rhode Island.

Income Based Apartments in Newport County, Rhode Island

Newport County features 1,748 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 County, Rhode Island

There are 650 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Newport County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Newport County, Rhode Island

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

2020 Newport County, Rhode Island Fair Market Rents

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

Town/Area Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Jamestown town $794 $898 $1,075 $1,340 $1,591
Little Compton town $794 $898 $1,075 $1,340 $1,591
Middletown town $978 $1,091 $1,419 $2,042 $2,491
Newport city $978 $1,091 $1,419 $2,042 $2,491
Portsmouth town $978 $1,091 $1,419 $2,042 $2,491
Tiverton town $794 $898 $1,075 $1,340 $1,591

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Newport County, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 34
Total Low Income Apartments 2,438
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,748
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $69,526 ±$4,013
Median Rent $1,111 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45% ± 3.06pp
Total Population 82,663

Population and Household Demographics

Newport County is a County in Rhode Island with a population of 82,663. There are 34,848 households in the county with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 38.1% of households in Newport County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Newport County

The median gross income for households in Newport County is $69,526 a year, or $5,794 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,111 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Newport County, a household making less than $3,703 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45% of households who rent are overburdened in Newport County.1

Area Median Income In Newport County

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.

In Newport County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,900

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 County

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 County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,200 $19,650 $22,100 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
80% of Median $45,850 $52,400 $58,950 $65,500 $70,750 $76,000 $81,250 $86,500

Cities In Newport County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Listings Served By
Newport 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Newport are the The Housing Authority of the City of Newport, Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Portsmouth 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Portsmouth are the Portsmouth Housing Authority, Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Tiverton 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tiverton is the Tiverton Housing Authority.
Jamestown 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Jamestown are the Jamestown Housing Authority, Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Middletown 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Middletown are the Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Little Compton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Little Compton are the Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List.
Melville 0
Newport East 0