Mark Twain Hotel

Originally constructed in 1932, the Mark Twain Hotel is located in downtown Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. This historic five-story, elevator building functions as an SRO (single resident occupancy) hotel. It contains 152 SRO units with private bathrooms. This property also includes a lobby and eight retail stores on the ground floor, a parlor for community activities, and a laundry room for residents’ use. The building is conveniently located above the Chicago Transit Authority’s red line train service, providing 24-hour citywide public transportation.

$ 22,860,000

Mark Twain Hotel is comprised of 152 SRO units with private bathrooms. The property is unrestricted, but serves a low income population due to the surrounding community’s demographic profile.

The Mark Twain Hotel’s purchase price was $21,000,000. Secured financing and funding for this project included:
$ 16,600,000Pembrook Capital
$ 5,250,000Chicago Community Loan Fund
$ 760,000 US Bank Tax Credit Equity and Donation
$ 150,000Seller Charitable Donation
$ 100,000Owner Equity


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NHPF’s diverse income and rent structure provides housing for a range of households from low to moderate income. Notwithstanding income levels, the same level of amenities and access to our services is offered to all residents.

This property is just one example of how NHPF’s commitment to affordable housing has helped American families.

Headquartered in New York City with offices in Washington, DC, and Chicago, IL, The NHP Foundation 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. NHPF also provides a robust resident services program to more than 28,000 community residents. Through partnerships with major financial institutions, the public sector, faith-based initiatives, and other not-for-profit organizations, NHPF has preserved 90 properties, totaling 16,000 units in 19 states and the District of Columbia. Today, NHPF’s portfolio includes 49 properties, totaling 8,400 apartment units, in 15 states and the District of Columbia.