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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...
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 was awarded a $4.7 million federal grant to create and preserve 550 affordable apartments and homes across the state.

R.I. Housing wins $4.7M federal grant

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island Housing was awarded a $4.7 million grant from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Capital Magnet Fund to preserve 550 apartments and...
BARBARA FIELDS is the executive director of Rhode Island Housing. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOUSING

R.I. Housing approves $837K in low-income housing tax credits for Smithfield...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Housing Board of Commissioners approved $837,000 in 2018 low-income housing tax credits for the Georgiaville Village Green housing development in...
U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED announced that $22.4 million of federal money has been released to help Rhode Island families and seniors afford heat through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Reed announces $5.8M for homeless assistance programs

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Jack F. Reed announced $5.8 million for Rhode Island homeless assistance programs on Wednesday. The funds come from Continuum of Care grants,...
R.I. HOUSING RECENTLY approved $12 million in taxable refinancing to ensure Saint Elizabeth Place remains subsidized for residents in need.

R.I. Housing approves $12M to ensure Saint Elizabeth Place remains subsidized

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Housing recently approved $12 million in taxable refinancing to ensure Saint Elizabeth Place remains subsidized for residents in need. The 149-apartment building...
IN AN AUDIT REPORT from the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, R.I. Housing is accused of $1.2 million in unnecessary spending from the Hardest Hit Fund.

Report: R.I. Housing unnecessarily spent $1.2M from Hardest Hit Fund

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Housing was included in organizations that misappropriated a collective $3 million in unnecessary expenses charged to the Hardest Hit Fund, a...
MORE THAN 330 people have registered for a down-payment assistance program through R.I. Housing. /COURTESY BLOOMBERG/DERICK E. HINGLE

R.I. Housing launches program to assist first-time homebuyers

PROVIDENCE – More than 330 prospective homebuyers have registered for the First Down program recently launched by R.I. Housing. The program provides up to $7,500...
STEPHEN MILLER, longtime attorney and owner of Stephen M. Miller & Associates, a law firm based in Providence, serves as president of the board of directors for the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless. /COURTESY STEPHEN MILLER

Five Questions With: Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller, a longtime attorney, recently was appointed probate judge for the town of Lincoln. For 35 years, he has owned Stephen M. Miller...

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