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R.I. Housing funds 523 mortgages in Q1 for volume over $104.9M

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. financed 523 mortgages via its in-house loan center channels and with participating lenders in the first...
R.I. HOUSING executive director Barbara G. Fields said that it's a great time to buy a home in Rhode Island. The quasi-state agency set a new record for first-quarter mortgage loan volume. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. Housing funds 523 mortgages in Q1 for volume over...

PROVIDENCE - R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. financed 523 mortgages via its in-house loan center channels and with participating lenders in the first quarter...
OLNEYVILLE, WHICH has had substantial reinvestment in the past decade, is among the areas of Providence identified in a new report as experiencing gentrification, such as increasing rents. / COURTESY ONE NEIGHBORHOOD BUILDERS

Can more housing stop gentrification?

If neighborhoods in Providence are experiencing gentrification, as a recent report suggests, what can reasonably be done to help existing residents stay in their...
HOUSING AROUND: Barbara Fields, executive director at R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp., has earned a reputation as a passionate proponent of affordable housing. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fields improves how R.I. Housing fosters community, opportunity

Industry Leader, Social Services | Barbara Fields, R.I. HousingWhile Barbara Fields may not remember the exact moment she decided what she wanted to...
WORKERS BROKE GROUND on renovations for the Prospect Heights Housing Project which was built in 1941-1942 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. / COURTESY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

$42M renovations break ground at Pawtucket’s Prospect Heights Apartments

PAWTUCKET - Nearly a year after WinnCompanies and Omni Development Corp. were approved by the Pawtucket Housing Authority for a joint venture ground lease...
BARBARA G. FIELDS is the executive director and chair of the board for R.I. Housing. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. Housing approved record $371M in loans in 2017

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp., working with a network of lenders, approved $371 million in loans to homebuyers in 2017 in...
LOOKING FOR A SOLUTION: R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. executive Director Barbara Fields, center, meets with the agency's General Counsel Nicole Clement and Mike Milito, manager of government relations and policy. R.I. Housing is dedicated to solving the affordable housing issue in the state. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN on WJAR-TV, April 30, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...
EXPERIENCED LEADER: Barbara Fields has served as the executive director of the R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. since January 2015. She previously was the New England regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the director of the Local Initiatives Support Corp. in Providence.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

The state needs a stronger affordable-housing law, says R.I. Housing. Executive...

R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year in a position of financial strength, says Executive Director Barbara Fields.It...
A SIMPLE SOLUTION: R.I. Housing Executive Director Barbara Fields, pictured in the agency’s offices, believes one important step in tackling the state’s affordable-housing crisis is to build more housing.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Affordable housing is more than an inexpensive place to live

The inability of people – especially young people starting out in their careers with less than median salaries and high college debt – to...
RHODE ISLAND HOUSING'S board of commissioners approved the allocation of $3.5 million to two projects from the state's Housing Trust Fund, a resource designed to expand the supply of quality affordable housing to working families in the state. Above, Rhode Island Housing Executive Director Barbara Fields. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOUSING

RIH allocates $3.5M in affordable housing funds

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Housing’s board of commissioners approved the allocation of $3.5 million in Housing Trust Fund resources for two projects that will...
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