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.

CHRISTOPHER BENTIVEGNA

Chief of Staff, Operation Pathways

Christopher Bentivegna has worked for Operation Pathways, Inc. since 2005 and has worked in the field of education and social services since 1995. During his time with Operation Pathways, Mr. Bentivegna has developed the nationally-recognized project-based learning curriculum “Virtual Vacation.” He is the author of the guidebook about this curriculum which is being used to implement this program in afterschool centers across the country. Mr. Bentivegna also developed the “Exploration Station” which is a small group and one-on-one tutoring program that focuses on math and literacy using hands-on manipulatives.

Mr. Bentivegna has a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.