New Bedford Housing Authority

Central Office/Boa Vista Towers, 134 South Second Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: (508) 997-4800

About this Location

Specialties and Services


  • Case Coordination
  • Case Management
  • Elder Services
  • Housing Assistance
  • Life Skills Instruction/Activities
  • Resource and Referral Services
  • Social Support/Community Integration Services
  • Socialization & Networking
  • Specialized Groups
  • Vocational/Educational Supportive Services

Service Settings


  • Community Resources and Supportive Services

Evidence-Based Treatments and Special Programs

(ROSS) Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency Program
Bay Village and Presidential Heights
  • Residential Empowerment Activities
  • Family Appropriate Activities
  • Educational and Vocational Opportunities

(FSS) Family Self-Sufficiency Program
Families assisted through (HCVP) Housing Choice Voucher Program

  • Educational and Vocational Opportunities
  • Counseling and coordination of other social supports


  • Interpreter Services Available
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • Not Provided

Referral and Intake Process

Referral Process

  • Applications for public or leased housing are accepted every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • When applying, applicants must present verification of all income of the family, birth certificates, social security cards and proof of current living situation. For more information call,  508-997-4800 during regular office hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Intake Process

Upon applying, clients will be placed on a waiting list. To determine waiting list rank call, 508-997-7886 or 508-997-4894.

Wait times vary according to need and demand.

Eligibility and Insurance


Eligible Gender:
Minimum Age:
Other Elgibility Criteria:

Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals.

All eligible applicants must:

  • Qualify either 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.

All applicants must participate in screening for suitability of tenancy ( examines rental payment history, damages to past rental property, disturbance of neighbors, criminal activity, drug-related activity and any other housekeeping habits which could adversely effect health or safety).

Leased housing applicants are screened for income eligibility and criminal activity.


  • Does not apply