Contact Us

Turn To 10 I-Team Investigation Reveals High Earners Living In New Bedford’s Affordable Housing

Google Street View

An I-Team investigation from NBC 10 has revealed that there are several families earning high incomes living in public housing.

News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England

Public record requests found that there are 64 families living in New Bedford Public Housing units making over $50,000, 14 families making over $75,000, three families making over $100,000, and one family earning a yearly income of over $200,000. For example the family earning over $200,000 is only paying a fixed rate of $525 per month for rent. Families who are struggling to make ends meet and waiting to receiving public housing assistance are paying more for rent than this family who can afford to live without public assistance.

The director of the New Bedford Housing Authority said in a statement, “Currently there are no income limits that would force a resident off the program. In fact, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development encourages higher wage earners to remain in public housing as an incentive to others.”

According to reports, there are 1,200 families on the waiting list to receive public housing in the city and it could take up to six years for a family to get in. It was reported that these families earning the higher incomes did come into public housing earning a lot less but now they are depriving families of the assistance that they need.

More From FUN 107

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://fun107.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on FUN 107 - The Southcoast's #1 Hit Music Station! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on FUN 107 - The Southcoast's #1 Hit Music Station! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!