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 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.

The Mark Twain

Affordable Housing in Chicago, Illinois

Originally constructed in 1932, The Mark Twain 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 148 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.

Total Cost

$ 22,860,000

The Mark Twain is comprised of 148 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
$ 760,000US Bank Tax Credit Equity and Donation
$ 150,000Seller Charitable Donation
$ 100,000Owner Equity