Affordable Housing In Tiverton
Newport County, Rhode Island

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tiverton

Hancock Estates

Hancock St
Tiverton, RI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Bourne Mills

1 Mill St
Tiverton, RI
HCV Welcome

Sandywood Farms

43 Muse Way
Tiverton, RI
HCV Welcome

Stafford Point

40 Alicia Cir
Tiverton, RI
Subsidized

Tiverton Ha

99 Hancock St
Tiverton, RI
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Housing Authorities that serve Tiverton

Housing Authority Programs
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 Tiverton, Rhode Island

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 336 affordable apartments for rent in Tiverton, Rhode Island. Tiverton features 120 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 216 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tiverton.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Tiverton, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 336
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 120
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.04%
Average Renter Household Size 1.89
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $69,054 ±$5,581
Median Rent $971 ±$102
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.47% ± 10.46pp
Total Population 7,407

Population and Household Demographics

Tiverton is a City in Newport County, Rhode Island with a population of 7,407. There are 3,346 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 23.04% of households in Tiverton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tiverton

The median gross income for households in Tiverton is $69,054 a year, or $5,755 a month. The median rent for the city is $971 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tiverton, a household making less than $3,237 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Tiverton.1

Area Median Income In Tiverton

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 Tiverton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Newport County.

In Tiverton, 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 Tiverton

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 Tiverton HUD Rental Assistance in Tiverton

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Tiverton

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1996 to 2010, 3 low income apartment communities containing 131 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Tiverton by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Tiverton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
60% of Median $34,440 $39,360 $44,280 $49,140 $53,100 $57,060 $60,960 $64,920

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Tiverton is $44,280 a year, or $3,690 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,690 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,107 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $718 $769 $923 $1,065 $1,189 $1,311
60% $861 $923 $1,107 $1,278 $1,427 $1,574
Fair Market Rents in Tiverton

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$794 $898 $1,075 $1,340 $1,591