Mayor Bowser to Break Ground on Two New Communities, Delivering 179 Affordable Homes to Ward 7

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(Washington, DC) – (RealEstateRama) – On Wednesday, August 28, at 3 pm and 3:45 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will break ground on two 100% affordable communities, Providence Place and the Strand Residences, to deliver 179 affordable homes to the Deanwood neighborhood of Ward 7.

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Providence Place is a 93-unit community located at 601 50th Street, NE, on the campus of the historic Progressive National Baptist Convention headquarters. The Strand Residences, located at 5119 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, 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.


Wednesday, August 28
3 pm – Providence Place Groundbreaking
3:45 pm – Strand Residences Groundbreaking

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. Timothy Stewart, President, Progressive National Baptist Convention
Dr. Ralph W. Canty, Sr., Past President, Progressive National Baptist Convention
Dr. Major L. Jemison, Past President, Progressive National Baptist Convention
Dr. James C. Perkins, Past President, Progressive National Baptist Convention
Ken Naylor, Chief Operating Officer, Atlantic | Pacific Communities
Strand Residences
Warren Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Warrenton Group
Richard Burns, President, NHP Foundation


Providence Place: 601 50th Street, NE

Strand Residences: 5119 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, NE

Two block walk between sites

*Closest Metro Station: Benning Road Station*

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to ">. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).

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