Affordable Housing In Newport County
Rhode Island

38 Low Income Apartment Communities In Newport County

Pemberton Place

57 Pemberton Ave
Jamestown, 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

Quaker Manor

2368 E Main Rd
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Accessible
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

Quaker Estates III

116 Henry Danis Ct
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Freedom House

1409 W Main Rd
Middletown, Rhode Island
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Quaker Estates IV

2368 E Main Rd
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
62+
Accessible
Subsidized
Elderly Supportive Housing

Villa Nia

18 Marshall Ln
Middletown, Rhode Island
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Quaker Estates of Portsmouth

91 Henry Danis Ct
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Subsidized
62+
Elderly Supportive Housing
Accessible

Quaker Estates II

101 Henry Danis Ct
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Accessible
Subsidized
62+
Elderly Supportive Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Newport County, Rhode Island

There are 38 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,477 affordable apartments for rent in Newport County, Rhode Island.

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.

2021 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 $848 $955 $1,148 $1,428 $1,714
Little Compton town $848 $955 $1,148 $1,428 $1,714
Middletown town $1,027 $1,157 $1,502 $2,122 $2,601
Newport city $1,027 $1,157 $1,502 $2,122 $2,601
Portsmouth town $1,027 $1,157 $1,502 $2,122 $2,601
Tiverton town $848 $955 $1,148 $1,428 $1,714

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 $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 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

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
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.
$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 County 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 County 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

Cities In Newport County

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

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