OFFICE OF HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
The City of New Bedford’s Office of Housing & Community Development [OHCD] is a resource for city-wide programs, plans and possibilities in New Bedford. Comprised of Housing and Community Development divisions, the OHCD’s work focuses on a wide variety of federally-funded activities that strengthen the city and help develop strategies to increase the growth and prosperity of New Bedford’s residents.
________________ The Housing Division administers a range of programs geared towards assisting folks with homeownership, rehabilitation, accessibility, emergency repairs and lead paint. Funding for these programs comes from both the federal government and state-wide programs, all of which are intended for households in low-moderate income ranges.
________________ The Community Development Division relies on federal dollars from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development [HUD] in undertaking a wide range of community-based activities ranging from street improvements and demolitions to economical development and public services.
Information specific to the City of New Bedford’s efforts around ending homelessness may also be found at the City of New Bedford Homeless Service Provider’s Network website at www.nbhspn.com.
FY2020-2024 consolidated plan, fy20 annual action plan and analysis of impediments to fair housing documents are now available.
The Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) is currently in the process of creating its 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. This plan will provide a snapshot of community needs in New Bedford and will establish a framework for how federal funding the city receives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be spent over the next five years.
As we work to identify the needs and priorities of the community,
there are many ways to get involved!
We hope you’ll join us and share your thoughts!
FY2019 ACTION PLAN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Office of Housing & Community Development presents the FY2019 Action Plan Executive Summary, available here.
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.
This website is a great resource of community-based programs, plans and possibilities in New Bedford. Regardless of which division you begin exploring, you’ll find ideas, activities and accomplishments that are integral to downtown and neighborhood revitalization activities for the City of New Bedford.