On Aug. 28 Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) broke ground on two 100 percent affordable communities, Providence Place and the Strand Residences. Together, they will deliver 179 affordable homes to the Deanwood neighborhood of Ward 7. Providence Place is a 93-unit community at 601 50th St. NE on the campus of the historic Progressive National Baptist Convention headquarters. The Strand Residences, 5119 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. NE, next to the historic landmark the Strand Theater, includes 86 affordable apartments and first floor retail space. Both properties have units prioritized for the households from the Lincoln Heights and Richardson Dwellings: 35 units at Providence Place and 28 at the Strand Residences.