Category Archives: News

NBHA Undergoing Computer Migration

The New Bedford Housing Authority is currently undergoing a computer migration to update our applicant, tenant and landlord software. This is being done to improve the services we provide to you. In order for this migration to occur, this requires a temporary shutdown of our software. As a result, our online applicant and tenant automated… Continue Reading

Public Hearing in the Boa Vista Senior Center

Public Hearing in the Boa Vista Senior Center

On Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM the New Bedford Housing Authority will hold a Public Hearing in the Boa Vista Senior Center, 134 South Second Street, New Bedford, MA regarding the proposed federal Five-Year Plan and Annual Plan. These plans describe the mission of the Housing Authority; its goals, objectives, programs and services;… Continue Reading

Housing Authority: Crime low at public housing

Housing Authority: Crime low at public housing

Data: Less than 2.5% of arrests throughout New Bedford last year occurred on public housing property NEW BEDFORD — Of 3,850 arrests in the city last year, 2.36 percent occurred on public housing property, a number that reflects the New Bedford Housing Authority’s concerted effort to reduce crime and provide residents with safe, quality housing,… Continue Reading

New Bedford Housing Authority recognized for energy efficient buildings

New Bedford Housing Authority recognized for energy efficient buildings

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Housing Authority’s buildings are among the top 25 percent of similar multi-family housing buildings in the nation for their energy efficiency and ability to meet strict requirements set by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Nine of New Bedford’s elderly and family developments received the ENERGY START designation, a program… Continue Reading

ALIGNMENT, EARLY LITERACY, SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL SKILLS, SYSTEM-BUILDING “KINDERGARTEN READINESS BEGINS EARLY IN NEW BEDFORD”

ALIGNMENT, EARLY LITERACY, SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL SKILLS, SYSTEM-BUILDING “KINDERGARTEN READINESS BEGINS EARLY IN NEW BEDFORD”

A great article about how New Bedford, MA has come together to support a focused Birth–3rd strategy. Thanks to Titus DosRemedios and Strategies for Children for laying it out so clearly and compellingly (and for the kind mention). Titus has also been a key contributor to New Bedford’s Partnership. It has been very gratifying to… Continue Reading

WOMEN’S WAGE GAP New Bedford’s Gender Wage Gap: For women in abusive relationships, money is a major complication

WOMEN’S WAGE GAP New Bedford’s Gender Wage Gap: For women in abusive relationships, money is a major complication

For women in abusive relationships, money is a major complication NEW BEDFORD — Milagros Sanchez was living in Manhattan when she became homeless. Her parents had kicked her out of their home after the then-17-year-old became pregnant with twins. With no other choice, she moved into the home of her then-boyfriend’s family in Manhattan in… Continue Reading

New Bedford Housing Authority to start kindergarten readiness program for young residents

New Bedford Housing Authority to start kindergarten readiness program for young residents

NEW BEDFORD — This summer, at least seven children who will be starting school at Carlos Pacheco Elementary School in the fall will participate in a kindergarten readiness program at the Presidential Heights Housing Development as part of a new partnership between New Bedford Public Schools and the Housing Authority. Eighty-five percent of students at… Continue Reading

New Bedford Housing Authority partners with city schools for after-school program

New Bedford Housing Authority partners with city schools for after-school program

NEW BEDFORD — At 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Bay Village Resource Center, 10 young children living in public housing learned multiplication tables, used computers, painted or learned about nutrition as part of the New Bedford Housing Authority’s voluntary summer learning literacy program. “It’s what they will see in September. When September starts, the school… Continue Reading

New Bedford Housing Authority to expand services to Ben Rose Gardens

New Bedford Housing Authority to expand services to Ben Rose Gardens

NEW BEDFORD — Milagros Sanchez moved herself and her twin daughters to Bay Village Housing Development in 2013 from New York to escape a domestic abuse situation. At Bay Village, she heard about the Housing Authority’s ROSS Program, (Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency program), which provides residents resources to become self-sufficient. Working with ROSS Coordinator Esperanza… Continue Reading