Community Partners:

  • New Bedford Housing Authority
  • New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development
  • Veterans Administration
  • Fresh Start Program
  • Bristol County District Attorney’s Office
  • South Coastal Counties Legal Services
  • MassHire
  • Bristol County Community College
  • Tenancy Preservation Program
  • Coastline Elderly Services



  • Maintain a skilled workforce to support older adults and people with disabilities to age in their community
  • Promote options that provide housing stability and preserve tenancy
  • Support housing for New Bedford’s vulnerable older adults



  • Housing guide cover. Links to document.Created a Housing Resources Guide with information about low-income housing properties and application procedures, homeowner’s resources, financial and legal resources. The guide was printed and distributed with financial support from the office of the Bristol County District Attorney.
  • Partnered with MassHire to train and offer employment to Home Health Aides and Personal Care Assistants to provide assistance for those choosing to age in place.
  • Hosted 7 match-making sessions to connect residents with Personal Care Attendants
  • Supported the SouthCoast Elder Homelessness Summit and the Homeless Service Providers Network.
  • Provided legal referrals to support housing stability through the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Supported home-bound residents during the COVID-19 pandemic with deliveries of food, medicine and essentials, as well as games and weekly wellness calls
  • Sponsored a Spring Cleaning event with supplies
  • Free groceries were distributed to coordinate with a recipe video demonstrating the preparation of a healthy meal
  • Coordinated the installation of raised garden beds were at Anderson Way Housing