DEPARTMENT of planning, Housing & Community Development

The City of New Bedford’s Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development website is a resource for community-based programs, plans and possibilities in New Bedford. The Department of Planning. 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.

If you would like additional information regarding the city’s activities around homelessness, please also refer to the City of New Bedford’s Homeless Service ProvideNetwork at www.nbhspn.com.

FISCAL YEAR 2018 CAPER FINAL

The City of New Bedford’s Office of Housing & Community Development announces the publication of its CAPER  for FY2018. This FY2018 CAPER reports on the status and outcome of programs, activities and budgets for the following federal programs:

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and the HOME Program.

Click here for a copy of the FY2018 CAPER FINAL.

 

Fy2019 Annual Action Plan

The Annual Action Plan explains and discusses available funding from the following federal programs:
Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant and the HOME Program

The meeting schedule, technical assistance workshops and RFP Applications may be accessed from the link below:

FY2019 Annual Action Plan Documents

FY19 Final Action Plan

FY19 Draft Action Plan

FY19 Action Plan Calendar

FY19 Community Forums Flyer

FY19 Community Forum PowerPoint

FY19 CDBG Request for Proposal Instructions

FY19 CDBG  Technical Assistance Workshop Presentation

FY19 CDBG Request for Proposal Application (RFP)

FY19 ESG Request for Proposal Instructions

FY19 ESG Technical Assistance Workshop Presentation

FY19 ESG Request for Proposal Application (RFP)

FY19 ESG – Authorization Form

FY19 CDBG – Authorization Form

 

FISCAL YEAR 2018 aCTION PLAN

The City of New Bedford’s Department of Planning, Housing & Community Development announces the publication of its Action Plan for FY2018.
Click here for a copy of the FY2018 Action Plan

CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF THE fy2018 aCTION PLAN

FISCAL YEAR 2017

The City of New Bedford’s Department of Planning, Housing & Community Development announces the publication of its CAPER for FY2017. This FY2017 CAPER reports on the status and outcome of programs, activities and budgets for the following federal programs:

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and the HOME Program.

Click here for a copy of the FY2017 CAPER.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

 

The City of New Bedford’s Department of Planning, Housing & Community Development announces the publication of its Final CAPER for FY2016. This FY2016 CAPER Reports on the status and outcome of programs, activities and budgets for the following federal programs:

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and the HOME Program.

Click here for a copy of thE FY16 CAPER.

Press Releases

April 26, 2019

New Bedford celebrates Community Development Week

April 25, 2019

Upgraded Buttonwood Senior Center officially reopened

February 05, 2019                       

New Bedford awarded federal homeless assistance funds

 

January 28, 2019         

City to conduct annual Point-in-Time Count for 2019

 

January 04, 2019        

New Bedford residents invited to attend public meetings on U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development federal funding for Fiscal Year 2019

 

November 2, 2018      

Homeless Service Providers Network presents Raymond Duarte with annual Sister Rose award

 

January 23, 2018    

City to conduct annual Point-in-Time Count for 2018

 

January 05, 2018  

New Bedford Residents Invited to Attend Public Meetings on U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Federal Funding for Fiscal Year 2018
Community Forums

 

November 1, 2017           

Homeless Service Providers Network presents the Rev. David Lima with its annual Sister Rose Award

 

October 11, 2017   

Formerly vacant property revitalized by City of New Bedford and Excalibur Property Management Inc., is sold through lottery to first time homebuyer

 

August 1, 2017       

City Director of Planning, Housing & Community Development named 2017-2018 President of National Community Development Association

National Community Development Association Executive Committee

 

August 1, 2017     

West End Playground Hillman Street and Ash Street

 

December 22, 2016         

City Wins Federal Homeless Assistance Funds

 

December 7, 2016      

New Plans in Place for New Bedford’s Extreme Weather Shelter The Call 1-800-HOMELESS

 

October 19, 2016    

New Bedford Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development Partners With MassHousing to Host “Homebuyer Fair” at the Dartmouth Mall

 

August 9, 2016         

Formerly Distressed Property Revitalized by City of New Bedford and PACE is Sold Through Lottery to First Time Homebuyer

 

July 7, 2016         

New Bedford Director of Planning, Housing and Community Development Named Vice President of National Community Development Association

 

February 24, 2016      

City of new Bedford Announces CitiWorks Mini-Grant Program

 

January 26, 2016           

City of New Bedford and Homeless Service Providers Network to Conduct Annual Point in Time Count of Persons Experiencing Homelessness

 

January 8, 2016                       

New Bedford Residents Invited to Attend Public Meetings on U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Federal Funding for Fiscal Year 2016

September 21, 2016

Dartmouth Mall Homebuyer Fair

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/community-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/aMassHousingDartmouth-Mall-Flyer_Harvest-Fest-Ad_Sept-2016.pdf

September 21, 2016

First Time Home Buyer Seminar

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/community-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/FTHB-Flyer-SEMAR-November-2016.pdf

June 21, 2016

First Time Home Buyer Seminar

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/community-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/FTHB-Flyer-BayCoast-September-2016.pdf

June 1, 2016

36 Jireh Street Home Ownership Opportunity

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/community-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/PACE-36-Jireh-St-Lottery-Flyer.pdf

April 20, 2016

First Time Home Buyer Seminar

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/community-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/FTHB-Seminar-Flyer-FMCU-060716.pdf

February 5, 2016

First Time Home Buyer Seminar

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/community-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/FTHB-Flyer-SEMAR-April-2016_edited.pdf

September 23, 2015

First Time Home Buyer Seminar

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/community-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2015/FTHB_Flyer_SMCU_September_2015.pdf

June 9, 2015

First Time Home Buyer Seminar

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/community-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2015/FTHB_Flyer_SMCU_September_2015.pdf

April 15, 2015

389 Cottage Street Neighborhood First Home Ownership Opportunity (Updated)

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/community-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2015/389_Cottage_Street_April_May_Final.pdf

No Cost Workshop

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/community-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2015/Credit_workshop_Flyer_May_2015_-revised.pdf

April 13, 2015

First Time Home Buyer Seminar

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/community-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2015/FTHB_Flyer_June2015.pdf

February 23, 2015

First Time Home Buyer Seminar

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/community-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2015/FTHB_Flyer_SEMAR_April_2015.pdf

November 25, 2014

Revitalized New Bedford Property Sold to First Time Home Buyer Ms. Sara Smith Lewis and Family

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/mayor/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2013/pressreleases/2014/11252014_Revitalized_New_Bedford_Property_Sold_to_First_Time_Home_Buyer.pdf

November 7, 2014

City Seeks Public Input in Developing Long-Term Plan for Funding Housing Community Development Priorities

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/mayor/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2013/pressreleases/2014/11072014_City_Seeks_Public_Input_in_Developing_Long-Term_Plan_for_Funding_Housing_Community_Development_Priorities.pdf

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

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/mayor/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2013/pressreleases/2014/10222014_New_Bedford_Housing_and_Community_Development_MassHousing_Host_Homebuyer_Fair_at_the_Dartmouth_Mall.pdf

April 22, 2014

Mayor Mitchell, Congressman Keating and Other Local Officials to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/mayor/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2013/pressreleases/2014/042214_CDBG_Program.pdf

April 9, 2014

New Bedford Awarded $1.8 Million Federal Grant to Combat Homelessness

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/mayor/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2013/pressreleases/2014/040914_Homelessness.pdf

March 18, 2014

Mayor Mitchell Announces Release of FY 2014 Draft Action Plan

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/mayor/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2013/pressreleases/2014/03182014_Mayor_Mitchell_Announces_Release_of_FY_2014_Draft_Action_Plan.pdf

March 18, 2014

New Bedford Launches CitiWorks Mini-Grant Program

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/mayor/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2013/pressreleases/2014/03182014_New_Bedford_Launches_CitiWorks_Mini-Grant_Program_2014.pdf

January 28, 2014

New Bedford’s Homeless Service Providers Network to Conduct 2014 Annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/mayor/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2013/pressreleases/2014/012814_Homeless_Count.pdf

January 7, 2014

Mayor Mitchell Encourages Residents to Attend Public Meeting on U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Funding for Fiscal Year 2014

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/mayor/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2013/pressreleases/2014/010714_CDBG_Funding.pdf

5 Year Consolidated Plan

The City of New Bedford’s Five Year Consolidated Plan (2015-2020) and Annual Action Plan (2015) is now available here.

Having completed a broad public outreach process which provided significant community input, the City of New Bedford’s Department of Planning, Housing & Community Development produced both the five year plan and annual action plan.

Hard copies of this document are also available in the city’s library branches and at the Department of Planning, Housing & Community Development’s OHCD Offices at 608 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA  02740.

City of New Bedford Five Year Consolidated Plan 2015-2020 and One Year Annual Action Plan 2015