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Mayor Bowser to Hold Two Groundbreakings for 179 Affordable Units in Ward 7

Providence Place and Strand Residences will include 63 units prioritized for families from the Lincoln Heights and Richardson Dwellings

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Wednesday, August 28, at 3 p.m. and 3:45 p.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser, Councilmember Vincent Gray (Ward 7) and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) will break ground on two 100-percent affordable communities, Providence Place and the Strand Residences, to deliver 179 affordable units in the Deanwood neighborhood of Ward 7.

Providence Place is a 93-unit community located at 601 50th St. NE on the campus of the historic Progressive National Baptist Convention headquarters. The Strand Residences at 5119 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. NE, next to the historic local landmark the Strand Theater, will include 86 affordable apartments and first floor retail space. Both properties include units prioritized for the households from the Lincoln Heights and Richardson Dwellings – 35 units at Providence Place and 28 at the Strand Residences.

WHEN:
Wednesday, August 28
3:00 p.m. – Providence Place Groundbreaking
3:45 p.m. – Strand Residences Groundbreaking

WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember Vincent Gray (Ward 7)
John Falcicchio, Interim Deputy Mayor Planning and Economic Development
Angie Rodgers, Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Todd A. Lee, Director, DC Housing Finance Agency

Providence Place
Dr.  Ralph W. Canty, Sr., Past President, Progressive National Baptist Convention
Dr. Timothy Stewart, President, Progressive National Baptist Convention
Dr. James C. Perkins, Past President, Progressive National Baptist Convention
Dr. Major L. Jemison Past President, Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.
Ken Naylor, Principal, Atlantic|Pacific Communities

Strand Residences
Warren Williams, CEO, Warrenton Group
Richard Burns, President, NHP Foundation

WHERE:
Providence Place: 4419 3rd St., SE
Strand Residences: 5119 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. NE
Two block walk between sites

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to press@dc.gov.  To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).

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