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.

RESIDENT VOICES

Alisson and Carol

Twins Alisson and Carol are second graders at Sheffield Elementary School, where only 58% of its students met state reading standards last year. Luckily, Alisson and Carol participate in the Operation Pathways Brighten-Up afterschool program.

While they speak mostly Spanish at home, Alisson and Carol have excelled in English, thanks to the afterschool reading program. Carol improved her reading by one grade level, reaching fifth grade comprehension, and Alisson gained two grade levels, reaching seventh grade comprehension.

While new immigrant families struggle to assimilate and simultaneously provide for their children’s basic needs, NHPF and Operation Pathways cooperate to ensure safety and stability in their affordable housing, granting them necessary skills to become successful, self-sufficient citizens. Alisson and Carol are certainly on that path.

Where Alisson and Carol live matters.