Press Release: Former Obama Appointee Barbara Fields Tapped to Expand Abt’s Housing Practice

“Barbara Fields, a national housing and community economic development leader has joined Abt  Associates as Vice President, Housing and Community Initiatives. Fields’ career spans 30 years in executive roles with federal and state government agencies and nonprofit organizations, and in philanthropy.”

“Fields will lead the expansion of Abt’s work in housing and asset building, seeking out new strategic opportunities to collaborate with federal, state, and local government as well as philanthropy.

Most recently, Fields was president and CEO of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, where she raised an unprecedented $12 million for COVID-19 relief in Central Massachusetts.”

“Previously, Fields was CEO and Executive Director at RIHousing, Rhode Island’s $2 billion housing finance agency. In 2011, she was appointed by President Obama as Regional Administrator for HUD’s six New England field offices. Earlier in her career, she launched and ran the Local Initiatives Support Coalition (LISC) RI office for 20 years, overseeing the investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in affordable housing and community development…” Read the full press release here.

Source: Former Obama Appointee Barbara Fields Tapped to Expand Abt’s Housing Practice – September 29, 2021. Abt Associates.

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