Conshohocken-Based HOW Properties Plans to Develop and Give Homes to Low-Income Families

Conshohocken-based HOW Properties was featured in an article yesterday on HOW Properties does most of its business in the city, but recently made a splash in Conshohocken when it bought Leeland Mansion (the former borough hall at West 8th Avenue and Fayette Street).

The focus of the article was HOW Properties’ new non-profit arm and its plan to develop houses to give to low-income families. From

This year, HOW has supersized its efforts, taking on its biggest community service commitment yet. The company’s new nonprofit, HOW Charities, has an ambitious goal: It plans to develop houses to give away to low-income families and offer homeowners support services for the first year. It also wants to renovate existing homes to accommodate disabled residents.

With a budget of $280,000, the charity expects this year to purchase and rehab from top to bottom two properties, starting with a recently acquired house in Overbrook, said HOW Charities coordinator Mary Pack. HOW’s contractors also are donating time and material. By 2020, the charity wants to give away 10 homes a year and become the largest charity provider of homes in the Philadelphia area, according to Pack.

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