Mayor Jon Mitchell announces $250,000 grant for the John Howland House

  • September 10, 2013
Photo courtesy of Katherine Boucher Photography

Photo courtesy of Katherine Boucher Photography

Speaking at WHALE’s Annual Meeting, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell announced that the City will award a grant of $250,000 for the renovations of the John Howland House at 38 South Sixth Street.  In September 2012, WHALE signed an Option to Purchase agreement with The Resource Inc., a Cape Cod-based nonprofit community development corporation. TRI plans to renovate this significant 1834 whaling captain’s house as 7 apartments, according to WHALE’s plans. TRI is working to secure the rest of the funding sufficient to complete the renovations.  WHALE purchased the house a few years ago to save; the house had been gutted by fire and the previous owner sought to demolish it.  Completing this project is one of WHALE’s key goals.