Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Newport
Pend Oreille County, Washington

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Newport

Willow Glen

1600 W 7th St
Newport, Washington
Subsidized

Mountain View

401 N Spokane Ave
Newport, Washington
Subsidized

Pend Oreille West

100 N Spokane Ave
Newport, Washington
Subsidized

L and S Greenwood Village

427 W Willow St
Newport, Washington
Subsidized

River Bend Village

1700 W 7th St
Newport, Washington
  • «
  • 1
  • »

Housing Authorities that serve Newport

Housing Authority Programs
Rural Resources Community Action Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Newport, Washington

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 159 affordable apartments for rent in Newport, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Newport, Washington

Newport features 111 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, Washington

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Newport.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Newport, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Newport landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Newport.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Newport, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $749 and $915.

2020 Newport, Washington 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
Fair Market Rent $548 $632 $832 $1,155 $1,272
Payment Standard Range $493 to $603 $569 to $695 $749 to $915 $1,040 to $1,271 $1,145 to $1,399

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Newport, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 159
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 111
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.98%
Average Renter Household Size 2.76
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $30,708 ±$4,399
Median Rent $732 ±$60
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.97% ± 15.51pp
Total Population 2,263

Population and Household Demographics

Newport is a city in Pend Oreille County, Washington with a population of 2,263. There are 856 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 44.98% of households in Newport are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Newport

The median gross income for households in Newport is $30,708 a year, or $2,559 a month. The median rent for the city is $732 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 $2,440 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.97% 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 Pend Oreille County.

In Newport, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,700

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,600 $26,950 $30,300 $33,650 $36,350 $39,050 $41,750 $44,450
80% of Median $37,700 $43,100 $48,500 $53,850 $58,200 $62,500 $66,800 $71,100