The City of New Bedford collected approximately $10,000 in problem property fines in 2018. Per a letter sent to New Bedford City Council President Linda Morad, the money is available for fiscal year 2019 and will be used in a revolving fund for police to deal with problem properties.
New Bedford’s problem property ordinance was established in 2015. It takes 8 valid complaints within a 12 month period to be considered a problem property in New Bedford. After the valid complaints, a certified letter is mailed to a property.
The full ordinance can be read here:Problem-Properties-Ordinance