RI News
3:55 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

HUD Audit: RI Should Repay $1.4 Million In Foreclosure Program Funds

Areas targeted for assistance through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Credit RI Department of Administration / Division of Planning

Rhode Island housing officials are unable to justify how they spent some federal funds meant for low income housing. That’s one of the findings of a U.S Housing and Urban Development agency audit of the program.

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On Politics
5:43 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Fields leaves New England HUD housing post

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.’’