The NHPF Quarterly
October 2020

The 2020 NHPF Annual Symposium

Our heartfelt thanks to all NHPF 2020 Symposium sponsors. In the new era of virtual gatherings, we are proud to be able to bring to you presenters, content, and opportunities to connect, in our exploration of solutions for “Growing Up and Out of Poverty.”

This past week we presented our annual Symposium virtually to hundreds of attendees across the country. Now, we want to give recipients of this newsletter the opportunity to view significant portions of the broadcast via the links below.

Click here to view Andy Masters of Enterprise Community Partners present topline results from a survey of 500 educators discussing the intersection of education, housing and social mobility. Click here to view our "Conversation" with Derek Anderson, Dr. Mary Badillo, Wes Moore, and Liz Murray. Click here to view The NHP Foundation documentary, “Unconventional Affordable Housing: Yes! In my Backyard,” produced and directed by De’Von Brown.

Your generous support of The NHP Foundation and our subsidiary Operation Pathways ensures that residents at our properties benefit from innovative programs that engage, empower, and support them as they work to achieve the future they desire. 


Richard F. Burns
President & CEO

St. Luke’s Plaza Resident  Ms. Patricia Littles and the Operation Pathways Action Committee

Ms. Littles has been a resident at St. Luke’s Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri for 18 years. Owing to her long residency at the property, I asked her for some suggestions about Resident Services Coordinator (RSC) programming. She explained that she hadn’t had a chance to participate before so she couldn’t offer any insight or suggestions at that time. I invited her to participate and she said she would consider it. After a few more interactions between Ms. Littles and myself, she decided to attend an event. She first came to Bingo, then she began to attend workshops, and soon after she joined OPAC—the Operation Pathways Action Committee.

The Mark Twain Honored with 2020 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award

NHPF is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 2020 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award in recognition of its preservation work on the storied Mark Twain Hotel SRO in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. The annual awards program, now in its 27th year, honors exceptional historic preservation projects and the people saving important places in Illinois. The Mark Twain received the award in the category of Rehabilitation. The 2020 award winners were honored at a virtual awards ceremony October 21, 2020. In addition to an award, recipients receive a $1,000 prize.

NHPF Board of Trustees Names Inaugural Vice-Chair

For the first time in its 30-year history, The NHP Foundation has elected a Vice-Chairman, Glynna Christian. Ms. Christian is Co-Head of the Global Technology Transactions practice of international law firm, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Christian advises both emerging and established companies, serving as a trusted adviser in deal-making across virtually all operational and strategic areas of their businesses.

Eleven Movies that Confront American Racism

Part of our mission as providers of affordable housing is to work towards improved social justice for all races, particularly BIPOC. An educational and entertaining way to gain understanding, or rewire  our current understanding, of different cultures is by watching the movies recommended in this article, beginning with Spike Lee's classic "Do the Right Thing."

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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 9,664 units, in 15 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit