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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,...
BARBARA FIELDS is the executive director of Rhode Island Housing. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOUSING

Five Questions With: Barbara Fields

Barbara Fields is the executive director of Rhode Island Housing. She responded recently to questions about how the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit...
THE RHODE ISLAND HOUSING board of commissioners approved $3.8 million in Acquisition and Revitalization Program funding. Pictured are Rhode Island Housing's Corinne Myers, left, deputy general ­counsel, and Executive Director Barbara Fields. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

R.I. Housing allocates $3.8M in Acquisition and Revitalization funds

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Housing board of commissioners approved $3.8 million in funding to revitalize neighborhoods in Central Falls, Providence, Smithfield and Woonsocket...
BARBARA FIELDS, executive director of Rhode Island Housing, announced the renewal of its "First Down" program, which provides down payment assistance to first-time homebuyers. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOUSING

R.I. Housing renews ‘First Down’ program

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island Housing announced the return of the “First Down” program along with Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Warwick Mayor Scott...
RHODE ISLAND HOUSING logged a record for mortgage volume in the third quarter of 2017, funding 531 mortgages, more than any other quarter in the corporation's 44-year history. Above, Barbara Fields, executive director of Rhode Island Housing. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOUSING

R.I. Housing breaks record for Q3 mortgage volume

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Housing funded an all-time high of 531 mortgages in the third quarter of 2017, the organization announced Monday.The mortgages for...
HOME TEAM: R.I. Housing has rolled out two programs designed to help homebuyers and home­owners deal with the lingering effects of the Great Recession. Seen are Corinne Myers, left, deputy general ­counsel and Executive Director Barbara Fields. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

R.I. Housing program provided a lending hand for homeowners, homebuyers

Years after the housing ­collapse hit the Rhode Island economy, two new state programs are aimed at stabilizing communities and property owners who are...
RHODE ISLAND HOUSING LAUNCHED a refinancing loan program for "underwater" homeowners.

RI-Refi program aims to help underwater homeowners

PROVIDENCE - Good news for homeowners who’ve found themselves underwater in the Ocean State: Today marks the launch of R.I. Housing’s “RI-Refi” program, which...
AN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM called “First Down” would grant a $7,500 down payment to first-time homebuyers in what Rhode Island Housing considers the six hardest-hit cities by the foreclosure crisis: Providence, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Warwick, Cranston and East Providence., R.I. Housing announced Friday. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Housing introduces ‘First Down’ home-purchasing assistance program

Updated: 3:08 p.m.PROVIDENCE – An assistance program called “First Down” would lend a $7,500 down payment to first-time homebuyers, Rhode Island Housing announced Friday. The program...
THE CRANSTON WORKING CITIES Challenge team discussed their winning design grant proposal with Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren and Executive Vice President Jeff Fuhrer. Cranston is one of three teams awarded $400,000. /COURTESY FERDERAL RESERVE RANK OF BOSTON / STEVE OSEMWENKHAE

Cranston, Newport and Providence win Working Cities Challenge grants

PROVIDENCE – Cranston, Newport and Providence each won $400,000 grants in the Rhode Island Working Cities Challenge Competition, the Federal Bank of Boston announced...
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