Housing for All

Forward-Looking Strategies for a Growing New Bedford

Published Date : February 16, 2024

This report exposes the impact of the statewide housing shortage on Gateway Cities with an in-depth examination of New Bedford’s residential market. Produced in partnership with the Regeneration Project, the analysis pinpoints the forces contributing to rapid cost increases and explores the impact of rising housing prices on the local and regional economy. Detailed estimates of the number of additional housing units required to stabilize prices are presented. The report concludes with recommendations for local action and state policy change to help Greater New Bedford produce these new homes.

Meet The Authors

Ben Forman

Research Director, MassINC

Saynab Maalin

Policy Intern, MassINC

Elise Rapoza

Senior Research Associate, MassINC

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