Contact Us

Restoration Work Continues At 130-Year Old Romero House

TSM

Historic tax credits and other government subsidies are being used to pay for the $2.8 million restoration of the Oscar Romero House at southwest corner of Allen and County Streets in New Bedford. The three-story rooming house was built in 1881, but has fell into disrepair in recent years. Pat Sullivan of the New Bedford Office of Housing and Community Development says the structure has been vacant for 17 years.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The primary developers are the Waterfront Historic Area League and Community Action for Better Housing. Sullivan’s Office of Housing and Community Development is kicking in $175,000. When complete, the Romero House will have a dozen affordable housing units and will be managed by Catholic Social Services.

More From WBSM

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wbsm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!