Bethel AME Church partners with Gardner Capital, Paladin Development, RB Development LLC, PHFA, The City of Harrisburg, and Other Stakeholders To Bring Affordable Housing Options

Marcia Perry Dix
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Harrisburg — Responding to the pressing need for affordable housing solutions, Bethel AME church is proud to announce an ongoing partnership with Gardner Capital, RB Development, Paladin Development, PHFA, The City of Harrisburg, Orrstown Bank, M&T Bank, DCED, Dauphin County and other esteemed members of the community to introduce Bethel Village, an innovative and affordable senior housing project. This initiative addresses the challenging housing market in Harrisburg, particularly for the senior demographic.

Situated at 1012 North 6th Street, the $19 million development is strategically located just two blocks from the esteemed State Capitol Complex at the prominent corner of 6th and Herr Streets. The ½-acre site is currently being developed to offer seniors a vibrant and secure living environment.

“The City of Harrisburg is proud to stand alongside our community partners in this vital effort. Affordable housing has been a priority for my administration and is essential for our senior’s well-being and the overall growth of our City,” said Mayor Wanda R.D. Williams.

Embracing sustainability and functionality, Bethel Village spans 46,000 square feet and represents a blend of modern design and thoughtful living spaces. The project aims to meet the evolving needs of the senior population while enhancing their quality of life.

“Bethel AME Church celebrates the fruition of a vision born in 2015,” says Pastor Brangman of Bethel AME Church, “Our unwavering five-year effort, in partnership with Mr. Ryan Sanders and Mr. Blane Stoddart of RB Development, has made affordable housing near the Capitol possible, exemplifying our commitment to the community.”

Amy Dosen, Managing Partner of Gardner, said, “This project is indeed a labor of love, as cost escalation and the pandemic placed the project in jeopardy, but thanks to partners like the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, we are here today.”


About Bethel Village:
Bethel Village is being built as a 49-unit, affordable community for seniors 62 years of age and older on the corner of 6th and Herr Streets, just two blocks from the State Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This $19 million development, situated on a ½ acre site, was designed with an eye toward sustainability and functionality. The 46,000-square-foot development will feature common areas within the building, on-site management offices, maintenance areas, and laundry facilities on each floor. A multi-purpose community room will accommodate programs for supportive services, resident activities, and the community.