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.

Washington Dodd Apartments

Tax Credit Rehabilitating of Affordable Housing in Orange, New Jersey

Washington Dodd Apartments, located in Orange, New Jersey, is comprised of 300 units. Washington Dodd is one of NHPF’s unique properties that provides a welcoming lifestyle in a wooded park-like setting. This property is located within minutes to public transportation and easy access to major highways such as Garden State Parkway and Route 280 making this central location a simple commute.

A multi-family property, Washington Dodd was built in 1964 and was in need of substantial repairs and renovation. In 2010, the property began significant renovations, which includes kitchen and bathroom upgrades, replacing all electrical panels and smoke detectors, installing new HVAC units, adding disabled access ramps, replacing the central boilers with new, individual hot water heaters, adding new waterproofing and insulation to all basements, and replacing of all interior lighting with new energy efficient fixtures.

Total Cost


Washington Dodd property income mix includes 111 units at or below 50% AMI, 84 units at or below 60% AMI, 39 units at or below 80% AMI, 65 units at or below 50% AMI, and one unit is used as the rental office.

Secured financing and funding for this project included:

$18,540,000Tax-exempt Bonds
$6,091,400Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC’s)
$3,931,400Existing Property Reserves
$339,400Property Cash Flow
$17,800,000Deferred Sale Price