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.

Press Releases

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

OHCD Notices

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.

5 Year Plan Public Meeting Flyer

5 Year Plan Resident Survey – Online Version

5 Year Plan Resident Survey PDF Version – English

5 Year Plan Resident Survey PDF Version – Portuguese

5 Year Plan Resident Survey PDF Version – Spanish

Annual Action Plan & RFP Documents

CitiWorks Mini-Grant Program 2015


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