Office of Housing & Community Development
The City of New Bedford’s Office of Housing and Community Development website is a resource for community-based programs, plans and possibilities in New Bedford. The Office of Housing and Community Development is comprised of two distinct sections that encompass housing activities and community development activities, both of which are integral to neighborhood revitalization activities for the City of New Bedford.
Click here for an overview of our office, then wander through our site and discover these possibilities in greater detail.
Our offices are located on the second floor of the Anthony S. Catojo Building (the New Bedford Art Museum) at 608 Pleasant Street in downtown New Bedford.
March 11, 2015
389 Cottage Street Neighborhood First Home Ownership Opportunity (Updated)
February 23, 2015
First Time Home Buyer Seminar
November 25, 2014
Revitalized New Bedford Property Sold to First Time Home Buyer Ms. Sara Smith Lewis and Family
November 7, 2014
City Seeks Public Input in Developing Long-Term Plan for Funding Housing Community Development Priorities
October 22, 2014
New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development Partners With MassHousing to Host “Homebuyer Fair” at the Dartmouth Mall
Homebuyer Fair Flyer
April 22, 2014
Mayor Mitchell, Congressman Keating and Other Local Officials to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
April 9, 2014
New Bedford Awarded $1.8 Million Federal Grant to Combat Homelessness
March 18, 2014
Mayor Mitchell Announces Release of FY 2014 Draft Action Plan
March 18, 2014
New Bedford Launches CitiWorks Mini-Grant Program
January 28, 2014
New Bedford’s Homeless Service Providers Network to Conduct 2014 Annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count
January 7, 2014
Mayor Mitchell Encourages Residents to Attend Public Meeting on U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Funding for Fiscal Year 2014
5 Year Consolidated Plan
5 Year Consolidated Plan 2015-2019: The Consolidated Plan is a five-year plan for the expenditure of federal funds by the City of New Bedford. The plan is based on extensive community participation, detailed demographic analysis, socioeconomic trends and input from partnering community agencies. The Consolidated Plan (often called “The Con Plan) is the vision for OHCD department activities in each five-year period.
The Consolidated Plan covers the HUD funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program. The Action Plan delineates proposed activities to be funded annually under the CDBG, HOME and ESG Programs.
Annual Action Plan & RFP Documents
CitiWorks Mini-Grant Program 2015