NHPF remains very concerned regarding the overall health and well-being of our 25,000 residents during the Covid-19 crisis. We have been actively working with our third-party management companies in taking steps such as increased cleaning of common areas, limiting resident contact except for emergency situations and, through our resident services program subsidiary Operation Pathways, providing information about resources for financial assistance, food, medicine, transportation, and needed supplies. In addition, we have placed a moratorium on all evictions for non-payment of rent for the duration of this crisis and are actively engaging our residents who have been financially impacted to discuss payment plans. We fully appreciate the social and emotional tolls the length of this crisis have taken on our residents and we will follow all local and state government directives regarding the reopening of our sites and community centers. The safety and well-being of our residents remains our highest priority.

Hotel Covent

Affordable Housing in Chicago, Illinois

Constructed in 1906 and originally attached to a 2000+ seat historic theatre, The Hotel Covent is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. The 3-story property functions as an SRO (single resident occupancy) hotel. It consists of 64 hotel rooms (also known as units) with sinks and closets. Residents have access to two large shared bathrooms. The property also comprises seven retail stores and an 18,700 square foot parking lot leased to the neighboring US Postal Service. This SRO property includes a lounge for residents and is located across the street from a City Target and several municipal bus lines. This property is being preserved in accordance with Chicago’s SRO Preservation Ordinance, which passed in November 2014.

Total Cost

$ 7,850,000

Description
Hotel Covent is comprised of 64 SRO units with sinks and closets. The property is unrestricted, but serves a low income population due to the surrounding community’s demographic profile.

Financing
The Hotel Covent purchase price was $7,000,000. Secured financing and funding for this project included:

$ 5,000,000Community Investment Capital
$ 2,200,000Chicago Community Loan Fund
$ 650,000Owner Equity