Our mission is to provide a good place to live in a nice community.

The Housing Authority of the City of New Bern is a public housing authority managing affordable apartments in the New Bern, North Carolina, area. Our housing developments offer clean and healthy living environments for reasonable rents scaled by income. We also have a number of community empowerment and enrichment programs available. Discover for yourself how public housing can be an excellent stepping stone towards moving into your own home.

Established in 1933, construction of housing projects began in 1939. From 1940 through 1953, 579 apartments were built, with additional construction continuing well into the 1950s. In 1979, we added another inventory of housing units specifically for seniors. Currently, the Housing Authority consists of two developments: Trent Court and the New Bern Towers. Each community has its own charm and distinct qualities. We welcome you to visit our communities and consider making your home with us.


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From the Executive Director


Tiffany Askew
Executive Director

Tiffany Askew has worked in the housing industry for over 20 years. She began her career at the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority in Rome, Georgia and the Fulton County Housing Authority in Atlanta, Georgia. Most recently, she was the Director of Leased Housing at Spartanburg Housing in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Her primary role consisted of successfully managing the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Rental Assistance Demonstration Program, and several other housing programs that supported families in finding housing in the private market. 

Tiffany is passionate about improving the quality of life for families and she is committed to providing decent, safe, and affordable housing options in the community.  She holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Fort Valley State University and a Master Degree in Leadership from Shorter University. She also holds many affordable housing and property management certifications.


Tiffany is married to Jason Askew and they have three sons; Jason, Jaylin, and Jordan. They also have a grandson, Jaxon.    


Maintenance Staff

Tiffany Askew, Executive Director
Dee Meadows, Office Administrator

Arlene Livingston, Finance Director

Pamela Minor, Trent Court Property Manager

Diane Richardson, Assistant Property Manager

Latahsha P. Simmons, New Bern Towers Property Manager

Eric Nelson

McKinley Fonville

Relain Luckett

Barbara Brown

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