The NHPF Quarterly
April 1, 2020


Mayor Lightfoot Joins The NHP Foundation, Community and Preservation Advocates to Reopen Chicago’s Historic Mark Twain

Renovation efforts by NHPF preserve the historic hotel as an SRO featuring 148 affordable units for individuals on CHA’s waitlist on the City’s Near North Side

New York, NY March 9, 2020 - Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today joined Chicago Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Marisa Novara, Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Acting CEO James Bebley, Alds. Walter Burnett, Jr. (27) and Harry Osterman (48), Richard Burns, President and CEO, The NHP Foundation, and preservation advocates to celebrate the reopening of the renovated and restored landmark building, The Mark Twain, one of the largest remaining single room occupancy (SRO) affordable housing developments on Chicago’s Near North Side.

Resident Voice: A “Positive” COVID-19 Story from Berry Manor

With nonstop news reports surrounding COVID-19, anxiety and worry are everyone’s symptoms, especially those of seniors. Nicole Bridges, an RSC at Berry Manor in Chicago, has made it her duty to perform wellness checks on all 60 residents in the complex.

Lessons from the Great Recession for Today: Housing Aid Now!

Terner Center for Housing Innovation
Carol Galante, former commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration, shares several ideas for how to structure the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic to preserve housing stability in the country.

Cleme Manor Apartments Social Impact Case Study

This year NHPF completed an exhaustive five-year study of the community and resident impact of the landmark preservation and redevelopment of Houston’s Cleme Manor Apartments.

The NHP Foundation
2020 Symposium

NHPF's Symposium & Dinner on October 14, at Union Station in Washington, DC, will explore the intersection of affordable housing, academic success, and opportunities for economic and social mobility.

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The NHP Foundation
Headquartered in New York City with offices in Washington, DC, and Chicago, IL, The NHP Foundation (NHPF) was launched on January 30, 1989, as a publicly supported 501(c)(3) not-for-profit real estate corporation. NHPF is dedicated to preserving and creating sustainable, service-enriched multifamily housing that is both affordable to low and moderate income families and seniors, and beneficial to their communities. Through Family-Centered Coaching, NHPF’s subsidiary Operation Pathways engages with, and assists, families experiencing poverty and other hardship, to problem-solve together. Through partnerships with major financial institutions, the public sector, faith-based initiatives, and other not-for-profit organizations, NHPF has 56 properties, including more than 10,000 units, in 15 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit