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.
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