NHP Foundation Breaks Ground on $45 Million Houston Project for Homeless 

by Channing Hamilton

HOUSTON — The NHP Foundation (NHPF), a nonprofit affordable housing developer headquartered in New York City, is constructing RoseMary’s Place in Houston. RoseMary’s Place will offer 149 units for people experiencing homelessness. Funding for the $45 million project includes $18.7 million from the city of Houston Housing and Community Development Department, $10.2 million from Harris County Community Services Department, $13.6 million from the sale of tax credits to Hudson Housing and $2.4 million from Magnificat Houses Inc. (MHI) as a sponsor loan.

Building features and resident services will include in-house management, multipurpose rooms and gathering areas, a warming kitchen and a 24-hour staffed entry desk. RoseMary’s Place is scheduled to open in May 2024. Two floors of the building will be set aside as offices for MHI, which will provide permanent supportive housing services to RoseMary’s Place residents. According to Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, more than 3,000 people experience homelessness in Harris County per night.

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