New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development

New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development The OHCD administers federal programs to address the needs and priorities for safe decent, affordabl Director: Patrick J. Sullivan
Deputy Director Housing Division: Lori Moring, email: [email protected]
Deputy Director Community Development Division: Jennifer Clarke, email: [email protected]

Operating as usual

01/26/2022

Great event this THIS THURSDAY …rental, mortgage or utility assistance. Get ready and GO!

Are you behind in your rent, mortgage or utilities?  Join us next Thursday!
01/21/2022

Are you behind in your rent, mortgage or utilities? Join us next Thursday!

Are you behind in your rent, mortgage or utilities? Join us next Thursday!

New Bedford is getting nearly $4 million in grants. Now how should the city spend it?There’s almost $4 million in estima...
01/14/2022
New Bedford is getting nearly $4 million in grants. Now how should the city spend it?

New Bedford is getting nearly $4 million in grants. Now how should the city spend it?

There’s almost $4 million in estimated grant money coming to New Bedford and city officials are looking for ideas on how to spend it.

Check out this story on southcoasttoday.com: https://www.southcoasttoday.com/story/news/2022/01/14/new-bedford-seeks-public-opinion-spending-4-million-grants-housing-homeless-rehab-parks/6512875001/

There’s almost $4 million in estimated grant money coming to New Bedford and city officials are looking for ideas on how to spend it.

Tomorrow night at 6pm!
01/10/2022

Tomorrow night at 6pm!

Tomorrow night at 6pm!

This Thanksgiving we are grateful for the efforts of so many in New Bedford who work tirelessly every day in supporting ...
11/24/2021

This Thanksgiving we are grateful for the efforts of so many in New Bedford who work tirelessly every day in supporting those experiencing, or who are on the edge of, homelessness. This year’s complete 2021 CoC Application Package asks for $2million in federal funding to support these efforts and is available online at: https://www.nbhspn.com/nbhspn/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2021-APPLICATION-PACKAGE-COMPLETE.pdf. Take a look!

This Thanksgiving we are grateful for the efforts of so many in New Bedford who work tirelessly every day in supporting those experiencing, or who are on the edge of, homelessness. This year’s complete 2021 CoC Application Package asks for $2million in federal funding to support these efforts and is available online at: https://www.nbhspn.com/nbhspn/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2021-APPLICATION-PACKAGE-COMPLETE.pdf. Take a look!

Great event held by NeighborWorks Housing Solutions today at the Andre MCCoy Recreation Center to help residents apply f...
10/21/2021

Great event held by NeighborWorks Housing Solutions today at the Andre MCCoy Recreation Center to help residents apply for RAFT/ EARP assistance. Funding is available to help with Rental or mortgage arrears, security deposits & utility arrears. For more info, contact us or visit nhsmass.org.

09/30/2021
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Check out the newly-released CAPER SUMMARY to find out how the OHCD used federal funding in FY20!https://s3.amazonaws.com/newbedford-ma/wp-content/uploads/sites/58/20210928160026/CAPER-FY2020-EXEC-SUMMARY.pdf

COC COMPETITION NOW UNDERWAY!https://www.nbhspn.com/open-competition-2021-coc-competition-is-open/ OVERVIEWThe City of N...
09/13/2021
New Bedford Homeless Service Providers Network [HSPN]

COC COMPETITION NOW UNDERWAY!
https://www.nbhspn.com/open-competition-2021-coc-competition-is-open/

OVERVIEW
The City of New Bedford’s Continuum of Care (MA-505 CoC), its, “Homeless Service Provider’s Network” (HSPN), acting through the City’s Office of Housing & Community Development (OHCD) has released its 2021 Request for Proposals (RFP) that includes both instructions and an application for funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The link to the RFP is provided here and can be accessed through the HSPN website at www.nbhspn.com. Deadline is October 1, 2021 at noon.

This is an OPEN competition; this funding is available to both new (eligible) applicants who have not previously received CoC funding and those seeking to renew a project.

FUNDING
The New Bedford CoC expects to be awarded an estimated $1,889,575 in this funding round in addition to funding for new “bonus” projects. Available funding anticipated consists of renewal projects, new projects through a permanent housing bonus and/or reallocation, and new projects through a Domestic Violence bonus. Additional funds may also be available through the reallocation process as determined by the CoC’s Performance Review Committee/HSPN. The CoC Bonus is $118,994 and DV Bonus is $356,983 for this competition. The RFP is available online at https://www.nbhspn.com/open-competition-2021-coc-competition-is-open/. Questions concerning this notice may be directed to Jennifer Clarke, AICP Deputy Director, OHCD via email at [email protected].

The Homeless Service Provider Network is a collection of over 70 agencies, individuals and organizations joined to advocate on behalf of homeless individuals.

Our public comment period for the Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is now open throug...
09/08/2021

Our public comment period for the Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is now open through September 24, 2021. Check it out today!https://s3.amazonaws.com/newbedford-ma/wp-content/uploads/sites/58/20210907104504/COMBINED-DRAFT-PLAN-CAPER-2020.pdf

Our public comment period for the Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is now open through September 24, 2021. Check it out today!https://s3.amazonaws.com/newbedford-ma/wp-content/uploads/sites/58/20210907104504/COMBINED-DRAFT-PLAN-CAPER-2020.pdf

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice is now available for Public Comment.  The 30 day review period runs A...
08/16/2021

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice is now available for Public Comment. The 30 day review period runs August 16th - September 17th, 2021. Check out the plan herehttps://s3.amazonaws.com/newbedford-ma/wp-content/uploads/sites/58/20210816033335/ANALYSIS-of-IMPEDIMENTS.pdf

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice is now available for Public Comment. The 30 day review period runs August 16th - September 17th, 2021. Check out the plan herehttps://s3.amazonaws.com/newbedford-ma/wp-content/uploads/sites/58/20210816033335/ANALYSIS-of-IMPEDIMENTS.pdf

The Action Plan Executive Summary for the coming fiscal year, FY21 beginning July 1st, is now available! Open up the inf...
06/15/2021

The Action Plan Executive Summary for the coming fiscal year, FY21 beginning July 1st, is now available! Open up the infographic here and learn more about the Action Plan!

The Action Plan Executive Summary for the coming fiscal year, FY21 beginning July 1st, is now available! Open up the infographic here and learn more about the Action Plan!

04/09/2021

Over 282 households in New Bedford have been supported with CDBG dollars through the production of new units, rehab or existing units and/or through the acquisition of existing units. #CDBGworks #CDWeek2021

04/09/2021

Are you one of the over 51,000 New Bedford residents who have benefited from the CDBG's program's funding for public infrastructure over the past five years? #CDBGworks #CDWeek2021

Every day is CDBG Day in New Bedford! There’s plenty of information on our website at https://www.newbedford-ma.gov/hous...
04/09/2021
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Every day is CDBG Day in New Bedford! There’s plenty of information on our website at https://www.newbedford-ma.gov/housing-community-development/. #CDWeek2021 #CDBGworks

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 variet....

04/08/2021

#CDBG helps create and retain local jobs having created/retained 454,961 economic development jobs since 2005. In New Bedford its been used to create/retain 100 jobs in the past five years! #CDBGworks #CDWeek2021 #nbedc

Check out how CDBG funding helped restore the First Baptist Church downtown! #CDWeek2021 #CDBGworks https://s3.amazonaws...
04/08/2021

Check out how CDBG funding helped restore the First Baptist Church downtown! #CDWeek2021 #CDBGworkshttps://s3.amazonaws.com/newbedford-ma/wp-content/uploads/sites/58/20210406100223/First-Baptist-Church_Project-Sheet.pdf

Check out how CDBG funding helped restore the First Baptist Church downtown! #CDWeek2021 #CDBGworkshttps://s3.amazonaws.com/newbedford-ma/wp-content/uploads/sites/58/20210406100223/First-Baptist-Church_Project-Sheet.pdf

04/08/2021

 Over the past five years, 58,748 people in New Bedford were assisted through the CDBG program’s funding for public services! #CDWeek2021 #cdbgworks

Celebrating CDBG Week... #CDWeek2021 #CDBGworks Each year the City of New Bedford’s Office of Housing & Community Develo...
04/07/2021

Celebrating CDBG Week... #CDWeek2021 #CDBGworks
Each year the City of New Bedford’s Office of Housing & Community Development undertakes projects in the community that have a positive, lasting impact on neighborhoods and the city, in general. Check out how CDBG dollars and community input were used to redesign the West End Playground!

Celebrating CDBG Week... #CDWeek2021 #CDBGworks
Each year the City of New Bedford’s Office of Housing & Community Development undertakes projects in the community that have a positive, lasting impact on neighborhoods and the city, in general. Check out how CDBG dollars and community input were used to redesign the West End Playground!

Continuing to celebrate CDBG Week! The Office of Housing & Community Development recently completed three park projects ...
04/07/2021

Continuing to celebrate CDBG Week! The Office of Housing & Community Development recently completed three park projects using CDBG funds in the southend that have made positive lasting impacts in the community: Beauregard Pina and Baby Kenny Playgrounds and Monte's Park Splash Pad.https://s3.amazonaws.com/newbedford-ma/wp-content/uploads/sites/58/20210406100212/BeauregardPina-Playground_Project-Sheet.pdf andhttps://s3.amazonaws.com/newbedford-ma/wp-content/uploads/sites/58/20210406100204/Baby-Kenny-Playground_Project-Sheet.pdf and https://s3.amazonaws.com/newbedford-ma/wp-content/uploads/sites/58/20210406100245/Montes-Park-Splash-Pad_-Project-Sheet.pdf #CDWeek2021 #CDBGworks

Celebrating CDBG Week... #CDWeek2021 #CDBGworks Each year the City of New Bedford’s Office of Housing & Community Develo...
04/06/2021

Celebrating CDBG Week... #CDWeek2021 #CDBGworks
Each year the City of New Bedford’s Office of Housing & Community Development undertakes projects in the community that have a positive, lasting impact on neighborhoods and the city, in general. Check out how CDBG dollars were used to restore the Buttonwood Park Senior Center athttps://s3.amazonaws.com/newbedford-ma/wp-content/uploads/sites/58/20210406100220/Buttonwood-Park-SC_Project-Sheet.pdf

Celebrating CDBG Week... #CDWeek2021 #CDBGworks
Each year the City of New Bedford’s Office of Housing & Community Development undertakes projects in the community that have a positive, lasting impact on neighborhoods and the city, in general. Check out how CDBG dollars were used to restore the Buttonwood Park Senior Center athttps://s3.amazonaws.com/newbedford-ma/wp-content/uploads/sites/58/20210406100220/Buttonwood-Park-SC_Project-Sheet.pdf

04/06/2021

The need for affordable housing has never been greater. #CDBG has preserved over 1.25 million units of affordable housing since 2005. #CDBGworks #CDWeek2021

It’s National CDBG Week—a great opportunity to let you know how important this program is to New Bedford!  Stay tuned ea...
04/05/2021

It’s National CDBG Week—a great opportunity to let you know how important this program is to New Bedford! Stay tuned each day for great info! #CDBGworks #CDWeek2021

It’s National CDBG Week—a great opportunity to let you know how important this program is to New Bedford! Stay tuned each day for great info! #CDBGworks #CDWeek2021

The City of New Bedford’s DRAFT FY21 Annual Action Plan is now available for public comment for the next 30 days. Check ...
03/19/2021

The City of New Bedford’s DRAFT FY21 Annual Action Plan is now available for public comment for the next 30 days. Check it out athttps://s3.amazonaws.com/newbedford-ma/wp-content/uploads/sites/58/20210319093452/DRAFT-ACTION-PLAN-FY21.pdf

The City of New Bedford’s DRAFT FY21 Annual Action Plan is now available for public comment for the next 30 days. Check it out athttps://s3.amazonaws.com/newbedford-ma/wp-content/uploads/sites/58/20210319093452/DRAFT-ACTION-PLAN-FY21.pdf

One of our latest First Time Home Buyer projects. Great collaboration with PACE YouthBuild program!
02/09/2021
New Bedford property revitalized by City, PACE YouthBuild sold to first-time homebuyer through lottery

One of our latest First Time Home Buyer projects. Great collaboration with PACE YouthBuild program!

A formerly vacant and distressed single-family home in New Bedford’s west end was sold to a first-time homebuyer through a lottery process. The once dilapidated property has been completely revitalized by students participating in the YouthBuild New Bedford Program and funded through the City’s

Tonight is the final night!
01/13/2021

Tonight is the final night!

Tonight is the final night!

Tomorrow evening!
01/11/2021

Tomorrow evening!

Tomorrow evening!

Live or work near Ashley Park? Tell us what you think is working well within the park and what you think the park needs....
01/11/2021

Live or work near Ashley Park? Tell us what you think is working well within the park and what you think the park needs. Please take the survey and share this post with your family and friends!
English: ​www.bit.ly/AshleyParkSurvey
Português: ​www.bit.ly/AshleyParkSurveyPort
Español: ​www.bit.ly/AshleyParkSurveySpan

Live or work near Ashley Park? Tell us what you think is working well within the park and what you think the park needs. Please take the survey and share this post with your family and friends!
English: ​www.bit.ly/AshleyParkSurvey
Português: ​www.bit.ly/AshleyParkSurveyPort
Español: ​www.bit.ly/AshleyParkSurveySpan

Descubra aqui as nossas próximas reuniões públicas!
01/11/2021

Descubra aqui as nossas próximas reuniões públicas!

Descubra aqui as nossas próximas reuniões públicas!

¡Descubra aquí nuestras próximas reuniones públicas!
01/09/2021

¡Descubra aquí nuestras próximas reuniones públicas!

¡Descubra aquí nuestras próximas reuniones públicas!

Live or work near Ashley Park? Tell us what you think is working well within the park and what you think the park needs....
01/06/2021

Live or work near Ashley Park? Tell us what you think is working well within the park and what you think the park needs. Please take this quick survey and share this post with your family and friends!
English: ​www.bit.ly/AshleyParkSurvey
Português: ​www.bit.ly/AshleyParkSurveyPort
Español: ​www.bit.ly/AshleyParkSurveySpan

Live or work near Ashley Park? Tell us what you think is working well within the park and what you think the park needs. Please take this quick survey and share this post with your family and friends!
English: ​www.bit.ly/AshleyParkSurvey
Português: ​www.bit.ly/AshleyParkSurveyPort
Español: ​www.bit.ly/AshleyParkSurveySpan

FY21 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN PUBLIC MEETINGS NEXT WEEK! Contact the OHCD@newbedford-ma.gov with any questions about these upc...
01/04/2021

FY21 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN PUBLIC MEETINGS NEXT WEEK! Contact the [email protected] with any questions about these upcoming (virtual zoom) meetings.

FY21 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN PUBLIC MEETINGS NEXT WEEK! Contact the [email protected] with any questions about these upcoming (virtual zoom) meetings.

Live or work around Ashley Park? Take our survey! https://www.newbedford-ma.gov/community-development/ashley-park/
12/23/2020
Ashley Park - Housing & Community Development - City of New Bedford Official Website

Live or work around Ashley Park? Take our survey! https://www.newbedford-ma.gov/community-development/ashley-park/

The Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) in partnership with the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Beaches is working to improve and enhance sections of Ashley Park. In 2019, the City decommissioned the softball field in the northeastern corner of the park. This area, along ...

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This Thanksgiving we are grateful for the efforts of so many in New Bedford who work tirelessly every day in supporting those experiencing, or who are on the edge of, homelessness. This year’s complete 2021 CoC Application Package asks for $2million in federal funding to support these efforts and is available online at: https://www.nbhspn.com/nbhspn/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2021-APPLICATION-PACKAGE-COMPLETE.pdf. Take a look!
Great event held by NeighborWorks Housing Solutions today at the Andre MCCoy Recreation Center to help residents apply for RAFT/ EARP assistance. Funding is available to help with Rental or mortgage arrears, security deposits & utility arrears. For more info, contact us or visit nhsmass.org.
Check out the newly-released CAPER SUMMARY to find out how the OHCD used federal funding in FY20!https://s3.amazonaws.com/newbedford-ma/wp-content/uploads/sites/58/20210928160026/CAPER-FY2020-EXEC-SUMMARY.pdf
COC COMPETITION NOW UNDERWAY! https://www.nbhspn.com/open-competition-2021-coc-competition-is-open/ OVERVIEW The City of New Bedford’s Continuum of Care (MA-505 CoC), its, “Homeless Service Provider’s Network” (HSPN), acting through the City’s Office of Housing & Community Development (OHCD) has released its 2021 Request for Proposals (RFP) that includes both instructions and an application for funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The link to the RFP is provided here and can be accessed through the HSPN website at www.nbhspn.com. Deadline is October 1, 2021 at noon. This is an OPEN competition; this funding is available to both new (eligible) applicants who have not previously received CoC funding and those seeking to renew a project. FUNDING The New Bedford CoC expects to be awarded an estimated $1,889,575 in this funding round in addition to funding for new “bonus” projects. Available funding anticipated consists of renewal projects, new projects through a permanent housing bonus and/or reallocation, and new projects through a Domestic Violence bonus. Additional funds may also be available through the reallocation process as determined by the CoC’s Performance Review Committee/HSPN. The CoC Bonus is $118,994 and DV Bonus is $356,983 for this competition. The RFP is available online at https://www.nbhspn.com/open-competition-2021-coc-competition-is-open/. Questions concerning this notice may be directed to Jennifer Clarke, AICP Deputy Director, OHCD via email at [email protected].
Our public comment period for the Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is now open through September 24, 2021. Check it out today!https://s3.amazonaws.com/newbedford-ma/wp-content/uploads/sites/58/20210907104504/COMBINED-DRAFT-PLAN-CAPER-2020.pdf
The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice is now available for Public Comment. The 30 day review period runs August 16th - September 17th, 2021. Check out the plan herehttps://s3.amazonaws.com/newbedford-ma/wp-content/uploads/sites/58/20210816033335/ANALYSIS-of-IMPEDIMENTS.pdf
The Action Plan Executive Summary for the coming fiscal year, FY21 beginning July 1st, is now available! Open up the infographic here and learn more about the Action Plan!
Over 282 households in New Bedford have been supported with CDBG dollars through the production of new units, rehab or existing units and/or through the acquisition of existing units. #CDBGworks #CDWeek2021
Are you one of the over 51,000 New Bedford residents who have benefited from the CDBG's program's funding for public infrastructure over the past five years? #CDBGworks #CDWeek2021
Every day is CDBG Day in New Bedford! There’s plenty of information on our website at https://www.newbedford-ma.gov/housing-community-development/. #CDWeek2021 #CDBGworks
#CDBG helps create and retain local jobs having created/retained 454,961 economic development jobs since 2005. In New Bedford its been used to create/retain 100 jobs in the past five years! #CDBGworks #CDWeek2021 #nbedc
Check out how CDBG funding helped restore the First Baptist Church downtown! #CDWeek2021 #CDBGworkshttps://s3.amazonaws.com/newbedford-ma/wp-content/uploads/sites/58/20210406100223/First-Baptist-Church_Project-Sheet.pdf