The Lantern Group is a nonprofit corporation that develops and operates permanent and special needs housing for low-income families and single individuals in New York City. Since its inception in 1997, the corporation has more than ten buildings in operation, development or planning phases. Its housing developments account for more than 1230 units of rental housing for various communities. The Lantern Group utilizes green building and energy efficiency designs for building construction. The corporation involves in phases of project conceptualization, development and operations that includes selection of architects and general contractors and construction methods. It provides development strategy, project management and operational budgeting, as well as financing services through certified financial institutions. The Lantern Group is located in New York City.