Residents at Lincoln Heights were treated to a free lunch today from PinkE’S EATS!
Progressive National Baptist Convention, developers of Providence Place, wanted to show their appreciation to the community for living beside their construction project by providing 250 lunches. They had assistance from the Lincoln Heights Resident Council and the District’s New Communities Initiative.
About five years ago, PNBC decided to use part of their land to build 100% affordable housing in the neighborhood, said Raymond Nix of Nix Development Company and PNBC. Once the 93-unit building is complete, 35 of the units are reserved for Lincoln Heights residents as part of NCI. The remaining units will be rented at 60% AMI. They will have in unit laundry, community spaces, and other amenities, Nix said.
In addition to showing resident appreciation, Pat Malloy, president of the Lincoln Heights Resident Council, had thank you notes for the staff at the property and made sure the property manager, assistant, mechanics, and laborers all received a free lunch of chicken, rice, green beans or cabbage, and a slice of pound cake. Malloy also gave seniors a goodie bag filled with a water bottle, first aid kit, and hand sanitizer.