West House

417 Forest Ave
Middletown, Rhode Island
S. 202

Freedom House

1409 W Main Rd
Middletown, Rhode Island
S. 811 Supportive

Mumford Manor

39 Farewell St
Newport, Rhode Island
S. 202

Villa Nia

18 Marshall Ln
Middletown, Rhode Island
S. 811 Supportive

Anthony House

41 Middle Rd
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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There are 650 low-income apartments in Newport County that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 1,787 low-income homes in Newport County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $433 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on April 6th, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Newport County, Rhode Island Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Newport County, Rhode Island

Newport County features 1,787 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.

2023 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 $1,066 $1,171 $1,409 $1,715 $2,118
Little Compton town $1,066 $1,171 $1,409 $1,715 $2,118
Middletown town $1,495 $1,526 $1,976 $2,649 $3,271
Newport city $1,495 $1,526 $1,976 $2,649 $3,271
Portsmouth town $1,495 $1,526 $1,976 $2,649 $3,271
Tiverton town $1,066 $1,171 $1,409 $1,715 $2,118

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Newport County, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 38
Total Low Income Apartments 2,477
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,787
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.

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 $106,000

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Newport County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Newport County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$35,850 $41,000 $46,100 $51,200 $55,300 $59,400 $63,500 $67,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Newport County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$57,350 $65,550 $73,750 $81,900 $88,500 $95,050 $101,600 $108,150