The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of New Bern consists of seven (7) members, six (6) of whom are appointed by the Mayor. The Mayor shall designate overlapping terms of not less than one (1) nor more than five (5) years for the initial appointments. Subsequent terms shall be for five (5) years. A member may be reappointed by the Mayor at the expiration of his or her term, and there is no limit as to the number of terms a member may serve. The seventh member shall be a resident from any housing project or program administered by the Housing Authority. Appointment to this seat shall be made in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Resident Commissioner Policy approved by the Board of Commissioners. The term of office for the resident commissioner shall be the same length as designated for all other board members and the resident commissioner shall have all the same rights and privileges as the other members of the board.
The Housing Authority Board is responsible for establishing policy and determining the direction and course the Housing Authority shall take in achieving its goal of providing safe, decent, sanitary and affordable housing to low and very-low income families. The Board shall abide by all federal, state, county and city laws, rules, regulations and ordinances when fulfilling the duties of their office.
The Housing Authority Board meets at 4:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. To contact the Housing Authority about meeting location or for other questions or concerns, call 252-633-0800.Current Roster