New Bedford Housing Authority

134 South Second St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 508-997-4800

About this Location

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

Specialties and Services


  • Case Management
  • Interpreter Services

Service Settings


  • Community Resources and Supportive Services


  • Spanish


  • Public Transportation Accessible

Referral and Intake Process

Referral Process

  • Open Referral

Intake Process

  • Applications are accepted every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30am to 3:00pm
  • Verification of all income of the family;
  • birth certificates
  •  social security cards
  • proof of current living situation

*A complete list of required documentation can be found on the Admissions tab

Eligibility and Insurance


Eligible Gender:
Other Elgibility Criteria:
To be eligible for the public housing programs administered by the New Bedford Housing Authority, the applicant must meet the minimum criteria
  • Qualify as an elder, a person with a disability, or as a family unit
  • Have at least one household member that is either a citizen of the United States or has eligible immigration status
  • Have an income level at, or below, the income limits set for the applicable housing program

Public housing applicants are also screened for suitability of tenancy. New Bedford Housing Authority looks at the past performance in public or private housing including;
  • Rental payment history
  • Damages to any rental property
  • Disturbances of neighbors
  • Criminal activity, e.g. including drug related activity
  • Housekeeping habits which could adversely effect the health, safety and welfare of other residents

Leases housing applicants are screened for income eligibility and criminal activity


  • Does not apply