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.


Director and Founder, Program in Real Estate (retired)
Cornell University
Founder & Former President
Abrams Benisch Riker, Inc.

Robert H. Abrams, was the founding director of the Program in Real Estate at Cornell University. He was previously President of Abrams Benisch Riker, Inc. a real estate service firm in New York City. Earlier in his career he served as Executive Vice President of the Cross and Brown Company. He serves on the Board of the Sirus Fund which is funding low income housing in New York City. Mr. Abrams is a Trustee Emeritus and Presidential Counselor at Cornell and a member of its Real Estate Investment Committee.

Mr. Abrams received a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.