New Bedford Housing Authority

Waiting Lists

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Open: New Bedford Housing Authority Public Housing

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The New Bedford Housing Authority (NBHA) is accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The NBHA offers ten public housing communities with 1,748 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the NBHA to fill out an application in person, located at 134 South Second St., New Bedford, MA 02740, between thesaurus of 8:30 am and 3:00 pm Monday-Wednesday.
2. Download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the downloaded application has been completed, it can be mailed to the address listed above.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: proof of all income, birth certificates, social security cards, proof of current living situation.

The NBHA does have a preference for veterans.

More information can be found by visiting the NBHA website at, or by calling 508-997-4800 during normal office hours.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (508)997-4806.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/19/2015.

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About New Bedford Housing Authority

134 South 2nd Street, New Bedford, MA | Visit Website | (508) 997-4800

New Bedford Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 3,657 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by New Bedford Housing Authority is located in New Bedford, MA.

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.