Jack Spillane joins Jim Phillips on WBSM’s Townsquare Sunday on June 12, 2022, to discuss the Light’s one-year anniversary, as well as Jack’s columns on PCB pollution in the Acushnet […]
‘What am I now? Homeless …’ Meet Adriana, a grandmother now living in her car
Adriana’s experience of getting “squeezed out” of the housing market due to surges in rent is happening to others in New Bedford and the South Coast, as housing advocates and community leaders seek solutions to the region’s housing crisis.
Readers, advocates comment on the need for affordable homes in New Bedford
As home prices soar, would-be homebuyers stick with renting. Competition for decent rentals is fierce, with landlords taking hundreds of applications per vacancy.
The Chat: New Bedford’s housing crisis — can the pandemic relief funds help?
Mayor Jon Mitchell’s recommendations for spending New Bedford’s COVID-19 relief money do not make housing one of the highest spending priorities. Housing advocates say that’s misguided.
Community Preservation Act could fuel 3 affordable housing projects
These government incentive-grants have enabled the preservation and reuse development of historic structures across the city for what New Bedford greatly needs right now — a larger and better-quality affordable housing stock.