Community leaders came together at Ascension Thursday, Sept. 21, to celebrate the symbolic groundbreaking of the Emerson Village project. Mayor Jacob Frye was among those who praised the persistence of the Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative that drove this project to reality. Emerson Village, being built at 18th and Emerson Ave. N, will provide 40 apartment homes for families whose annual income is less than $30,000. On-site support services will be adapted for each member of the family. Ascension is a member of the Beacon Collaborative, and members of the Social Justice Group have worked on behalf of Emerson Village.