Fields leaves New England HUD housing post

Jun 12, 2014

Barbara Fields, who was long prominent in Rhode Island affordable housing circles, has resigned her post as New England regional administrator for the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Fields, of Providence, has held the job for three years. In a letter to colleagues, she said that she will be exploring ``other avenues.’’

``It has been an incredible three years,’’ Fields wrote in her letter. ``I have had the honor of working with you and representing HUD in the six states of New England.’’

``My greatest is for communities and people, and as I continue this work, I look forward to hearing about the great work of HUD,’’ Fields said.

Her resignation is effective on July 31.