NEW HUD DIRECTOR NAMED FOR CONNECTICUT
BOSTON – Barbara G. Fields, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) New England Regional Administrator, announced today that Suzanne Piacentini has been named Field Office Director for Connecticut.
In this capacity, Piacentini will serve as HUD’s liaison to mayors, city managers, elected representatives, state and local officials, members of Congress, private and nonprofit developers, stakeholders and customers. Based in Hartford, the HUD Office has 47 employees who oversee public housing, community planning and development, and fair housing programs, as well as single family and multifamily housing Federal Housing Administration (FHA) programs throughout the state.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Suzanne Piacentini as HUD's new Field Office Director based in Hartford,” said Fields. “She has served for many years as an outstanding and enthusiastic leader in HUD's Multifamily program center. Suzanne now brings her considerable talent to this new role. We know she will be a strong partner in serving the people of Connecticut.”
Since 1998, Piacentini has served as the Connecticut Multifamily Housing Program Center Director, where she was responsible for overseeing both the asset management and development branches. She also served simultaneously as the Acting Field Office Director since November 2012. She began her federal career with HUD as a Multifamily Housing Representative in the Development Division and subsequently served as Chief of the Multifamily Production Branch.
“This is a tremendous honor. I look forward to continuing HUD’s work of creating strong and sustainable communities in Connecticut,” said Piacentini.
Throughout her career Piacentini has received many honors and recognitions for her work including: 2006 Connecticut Manager of the Year by the Connecticut Federal Executive Association and Agency Person of the Year in 2001 and 2012 by the New England Affordable Housing Management Association, in recognition of her commitment and support to the affordable housing industry in New England.
Ms. Piacentini has an undergraduate degree in urban studies from the University of Connecticut and a Masters in Business from Rensselaer. She resides in South Windsor with her husband and three children.
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