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.


Assistant Project Manager

Samantha Richens joined NHPF in 2018. As a member of the development group, she is primarily responsible for supporting the financing and development of multifamily housing.

Prior to joining NHPF, Ms. Richens served as a Project Manager for Real Estate Development at the West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, developing housing for formerly homeless older adults in Manhattan.

She has also served in disaster recovery in New Orleans, LA, working with for low-income homeowners affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She spent time working for the State of Louisiana’s Disaster Recovery Unit as part of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.

Ms. Richens earned an MS in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, where she served as a teaching assistant for Construction Management & Technology classes. She also holds a BA from Colby College.