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A Fernandez Realty Group Initiative
The Sycamore Homes project is an affordable, mixed income housing development in South Harrisburg. This approximately $3 million project has been thoughtfully designed with a heart for creating safe, affordable, and efficient housing within a community that provides opportunities for education, growth, and mentorship.
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The Sycamore Homes project takes a holistic approach to directly address the major social, economic, and health disparities among our minority communities. These disparities include race and ethnicity; gender; sexual identity and orientation; disability status or special health care needs; and geographic location (specifically urban). How this project plans to address each one of these disparities can be found in the core building blocks of its name.
We will create housing that provides safe and affordable living essentials where communities grow stronger and healthier together. This goes beyond providing four walls and a door by offering housing that is comfortable, welcoming, upholds human dignity, instills pride, and fosters a sense of belonging.
Within this new community, opportunity will be made available fully and equally to every person regardless of race, status, or income level. Programs that focus on education and employment opportunities, physical and mental health and wellness, financial literacy, and more will all work together to create the highest quality of life to those who call this community home.
Every resident will have access to peer-to-peer mentoring resources that foster healthy personal relations to combat addiction, disease, and abuse. Through proactive measures, Sycamore Homes will build healthier communities starting at the roots.
Sycamore Homes is a community that builds bridges, mends fences, and uplifts our brothers and sisters in need. The long-term vision of this community is to offer a widespread range of educational classes, support groups, and resources that focus on the complete picture of physical, mental, and financial wellness.
The Sycamore Homes project takes a holistic approach to directly address the major social, economic, and health disparities among our minority communities. These disparities include race and ethnicity; gender; sexual identity and orientation; disability status or special health care needs; and geographic location (specifically urban). How this project plans to address each one of these disparities can be found in the core building blocks of its name.
We will create housing that provides safe and affordable living essentials where communities grow stronger and healthier together. This goes beyond providing four walls and a door by offering housing that is comfortable, welcoming, upholds human dignity, instills pride, and fosters a sense of belonging.
Within this new community, opportunity will be made available fully and equally to every person regardless of race, status, or income level. Programs that focus on education and employment opportunities, physical and mental health and wellness, financial literacy, and more will all work together to create the highest quality of life to those who call this community home.
Every resident will have access to peer-to-peer mentoring resources that foster healthy personal relations to combat addiction, disease, and abuse. Through proactive measures, Sycamore Homes will build healthier communities starting at the roots.
Sycamore Homes is a community that builds bridges, mends fences, and uplifts our brothers and sisters in need. The long-term vision of this community is to offer a widespread range of educational classes, support groups, and resources that focus on the complete picture of physical, mental, and financial wellness.
“I’m a product of a single mother of three, victim of domestic violence, whose family never qualified for social assistance programs. I grew up in low-income housing that did not feel safe, failed to meet our basic needs, and diminished our sense of pride and dignity. My vision for Sycamore Homes is to ensure underserved communities never experience what my family did and always have adequate access to comprehensive social assistance programs that give people the right tools for building a prosperous life.”
– George Fernandez, Founder and CEO of Latino Connection and Fernandez Realty Group

The Heart
of Sycamore Homes

The Sycamore Homes development team is led by Fernandez Realty Group, a minority owned development company with ties to the immediate community, and Latino Connection, a local social determinants of health agency that exists to meet the needs of diverse and underserved communities. Founder and CEO of Fernandez Realty Group, George Fernandez is passionate about creating safe, affordable, and uplifting living environments for those in need, which is fueled by his own personal experience.

Fernandez’s vision is much bigger than any one building, city, or person. It is the key that unlocks opportunity, pride, and a sense of belonging. Sycamore Homes is the first building block in this foundation. Put simply, this is where opportunity calls home.

Where Culture is celebrated and Community is uplifted.

Beyond the physical structure alone, Sycamore Homes is intentional about providing a wide variety of community-based services that establishes sustainable community economic development. The project will create a diverse array of employment opportunities both in the development phase of the project and in the long-term sustaining of the program. This will build a strong tax base for both the city and state that has been hit hard due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Development team aims to have a 20% inclusion goal for local MBE/WBE businesses in the immediate region to help stimulate the local economy by putting citizens of the region back to work.
Location
Located on the 1400 Sycamore Street, Sycamore Homes is just a few blocks away from the state capitol complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Size
The development will feature 23 one-bedroom units that provide efficiency and comfort without sacrificing style and quality.
Investment
Approximately $3 million will be invested back into the community through the construction of Sycamore Homes.
Project Timeline
Sycamore Homes is currently in its planning phase. Upon securing proper funding and support, construction is set to begin in Q2-Q3 of 2022 and be completed by Q1-Q2 of 2023.
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