Case | HBS Case Collection | April 2000 (Revised August 2002)

The Holland House

by William J. Poorvu and Michael A. Everett-Lane


In November 1993, Edward Geffner, executive director of Project Renewal, Inc. (PRI), is proposing that his not-for-profit firm develop Holland House at 351 West 42nd Street in New York City into a single- room occupancy hotel for homeless people. He has put together a combination of subsidy programs that he hopes will allow PRI to remodel this rundown property and provide a number of social services in a supportive setting for this underserved population.

Keywords: Buildings and Facilities; Nonprofit Organizations; Social Entrepreneurship; Welfare or Wellbeing; Construction; Poverty; Property; Real Estate Industry; Construction Industry; New York (city, NY);


Poorvu, William J., and Michael A. Everett-Lane. "The Holland House." Harvard Business School Case 800-362, April 2000. (Revised August 2002.)