Housing

Ousted New Bedford tenants struggle to find shelter

One tenant is struggling to afford her new apartment. Another said the stress of moving led to an injury at work, and now he’s homeless and couch surfing. A third tenant found an affordable place, but he won’t give up the fight to save his neighbors from gentrification.

Homeless students are the unseen victims of New Bedford’s housing crisis

“The housing crisis is very real. I think there’s kind of this esoteric idea of what the housing crisis looks like, and all of us in the school department see it every day. We see it every day with students who don’t have a reliable place to stay at night.” — Margaret Silva, housing specialist…

Anonymous investors building ‘real estate empire’ in New Bedford

“It’s sort of ironic that today, landlords and property management companies use all sorts of systems like tenant screenings to learn all sorts of data about tenants. And yet tenants don’t even know the names of their own landlords.” — Erin McElroy, UT Austin professor.

Video: Resident reacts – ‘It’s screwing the people’

Joe Quigley, 72 and a resident of 189-193 Elm St., is one of more than a dozen tenants told after the apartment building he is living in was sold that he had to move out. He said he thinks developers are getting ready to welcome a wave of Bostonians.

Could in-law apartments help ease New Bedford’s housing crunch?

New Bedford City Councilor Shane Burgo, who chairs the Affordable Housing and Homeless Affairs Committee, said “accessory dwelling units” (ADUs) wouldn’t solve the city’s housing shortage, but he thinks they could put a dent in it.

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