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.



From the Executive Director

Martin Blaney, Executive Director

martin@newbernha.com | Phone: 

On behalf of the Housing Authority of the City of New Bern's Board of Commissioners and staff, we welcome you to our website. Our goal is to provide up-to-date information to our residents, prospective applicants, and the general public about housing people, changing lives. We invite you to browse our pages for affordable housing options, community resources, and our great city.

New Bern is a quaint historic community with lots of beautiful architecture that sits at the confluence of the Trent and Neuse Rivers. As North Carolina's first capital and second oldest town, New Bern is the principal historic city in the region. With a history tracing back to the 1700s, our residents are able to take pride in a city with a rich, varied background, volunteer opportunities and resources.

The Housing Authority of the City of New Bern is committed to providing and maintaining strong communities by providing affordable and safe housing to our residents in a suitable living environment. We will strive to meet the needs of our residents by connecting, supporting and facilitating access to community resources to enhance, empower and equip. "Housing people, changing lives."

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