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.

SCOTT L. BARKAN

Vice President, Development

Scott L. Barkan joined NHPF in 2017. He is a vice president responsible for the full scope of affordable housing development, including site feasibility, developing capital and operating budgets, raising public and private debt and equity, and overseeing teams of design, engineering, and construction professionals. He is experienced in new construction as well as acquisition/rehabilitations. He is an expert in complex public-private financing and has extensive experience with Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt financing, local and State funds, private lenders and investors, as well as HUD funding opportunities.

Prior to joining the NHP Foundation, Mr. Barkan was a Senior Housing Developer at Beacon Development Group in Seattle, WA where he developed over 400 units of housing in seven projects. He also served as a Senior Real Estate Developer for the SouthEast Effective Development (SEED) in Seattle and as Special Assistant to the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development in Washington, DC.

Mr. Barkan holds a BA in Political Science and Political Economy from Washington University and a Master of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.