Eviction Prevention, Rent, and Utility Arrears Assistance
CARES Act CDBG assistance available in the City of New Bedford
CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES OF FALL RIVER, INC. is dedicating Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) COVID-19 funds from the federal CARES Act to help eligible City of New Bedford citizens pay up to three months of rent, mortgage and utilities due to COVID-19 hardships through its Housing Assistance Program.
Eligible households include:
- Households experiencing loss of income directly related to COVID-19
- Households in good standing with the rent, mortgage, and utilities as of March 2020
- Households who requested assistance from lender, landlord, and/or utility companies
- Households with incomes at or below 80% AMI
New Bedford residents should call (508) 999-4757 for information regarding program eligibility.