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CAROL VENTURA has been named CEO and executive director of RIHousing. / COURTESY R.I. HOUSING AND MORTGAGE FINANCE CORP.

Ventura chosen to succeed Fields at RIHousing

PROVIDENCE – Carol Ventura has been named the CEO and executive director of the R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp., RIHousing announced Wednesday. Ventura has...
GROW SMART RI has announced the winners of the 2019 Smart Growth Awards.

Grow Smart RI announces winners of 2019 Smart Growth Awards

PROVIDENCE – Grow Smart Rhode Island announced the winners of its eighth annual Rhode Island Smart Growth Awards Friday. The awards will be presented at...

Barbara Fields to leave ED role at R.I. Housing in March

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. CEO and Executive Director Barbara Fields will step down from her role in March when her...
R.I. HOUSING CEO and Executive Director Barbara Fields will exit her role following the expiration of her contract on March 1 to explore opportunities at a national level. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Barbara Fields to leave ED role at R.I. Housing in March

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Housing CEO and Executive Director Barbara Fields will step down from her role in March when her contract expires, R.I. Housing...

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. Housing While 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...
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