The New Bedford Housing Authority (NBHA) is the public housing authority for the city of New Bedford. Founded in 1938, NBHA continues to be an integral part of the fabric of the city. With close to 1,650 federal public housing units and 850 state aided units, NBHA services over 6,000 individuals by providing safe, well maintained, and affordable housing units. In addition, NBHA administers nearly 1,800 federally-funded rental vouchers through HUD’s Voucher Choice Program. This allows us to provide rental assistance payments to landlords to assist another 3,300 men, women, and children in securing affordable housing. We work to develop, acquire, operate, and lease out affordable housing options for our residents who have limited incomes. The funding for NBHA primarily comes from the federal government through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), and the collection of resident rents.

NBHA is committed to providing quality, affordable housing, that is decent and safe, to eligible families in the community. We strive to make the best use out of all available resources so that our residents may live in an environment that is clean, well-maintained, and attractive.

Our goal is to manage our public housing units in a manner that is consistent with good, financially sound property management practices. By taking advantage of available community and government resources, we intend to provide our residents with as many opportunities for economic self-sufficiency as we can identify. We endeavor to instill pride and a desire for an enhanced quality of life for both our residents and their families. We are committed to serving our residents, and the community as a whole, in a manner that demonstrates professional courtesy, respect, and caring.

NBHA treats all applicant and resident families equally without regard to color, race, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical handicap, or disability.