Affirmed Housing News

In this issue:

  • Grand Openings of Vitalia and ShoreLINE
  • Awards Roundup
  • Hosting the Next Gen Talent Academy
  • New Project Announcement
  • Under Construction
  • New Hires!

The Grand Opening of Vitalia

This spring we celebrated the Grand Opening of Vitalia alongside San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan, Santa Clara County Board President Supervisor Susan Ellenberg, Santa Clara County Supervisor Sylvia Arenas and City of San Jose Councilmember Pam Foley.

Located in San Jose, Vitalia offers 79 new affordable and supportive apartment homes for low-income and formerly unhoused individuals and families, with 2 apartments reserved for on-site management. Half of the apartments are reserved for formerly unhoused individuals, including veterans, with the remaining apartments designated for households earning up to 60% of the area median income. On-site supportive services are provided by Community Solutions.

Our partners on Vitalia include County of Santa Clara, U.S. Bank, Boston Financial, Santa Clara County Housing Authority, Housing Trust Silicon Valley, City of San José, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Van Meter Williams Pollack (VMWP), BKF Engineers, JETT Landscape Architecture + Design, Cahill Contractors, DCI Engineers, Bright Green Strategies, Emerald City Engineers, Inc, Compass for Affordable Housing, Community Solutions, Solari Enterprises, Inc and more!

To watch the Grand Opening video, click here.

The Grand Opening of ShoreLINE

Recently with MTS, we celebrated the Grand Opening of ShoreLINE, our new affordable, transit-oriented development located in San Diego at the Grantville Transit Center! ShoreLINE provides 126 affordable apartment homes, with 2 apartments reserved for on-site management. In addition to housing, ShoreLINE features a range on on-site amenities including a community room with gathering space and shared kitchen, a computer lab, and an expansive 5,800-square-foot courtyard with built-in seating, a tot lot play area and a barbecue station.

Dignitaries in attendance included San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, San Diego City Councilmember Stephen Whitburn and San Diego City Councilmember Raul Campillo.

Our partners on ShoreLINE include San Diego MTSCalifornia Bank & Trust, Boston Financial, Banner BankCity of San DiegoCalifornia Department of Housing and Community DevelopmentSan Diego Housing CommissionHA Builder GroupStudio E ArchitectsProject Design ConsultantsNOVA ServicesGroundLevel Landscape Architecture, Partner Energy, EDI Engineers, Davido Consulting Group (now Facet), Birdseye Planning Group, McParlane & Associates, Inc., Design X Architecture, Compass for Affordable Housing, CONAM Management Corporation, JP&K Construction Management Inc and more!

To watch the Grand Opening video, click here.

Awards Roundup

Tizon - San Diego, CA

At the 2024 Ruby Awards, Tizon took home the Ruby for Project of the Year - Rehab!

Tizon was formerly a Rancho Bernardo hotel that was converted into 178 affordable apartment homes for seniors 62+.

Congratulations to our partners on Tizon!

Architect: Basis Architecture & Consulting

Builder: HA Builder Group

Landscape Design: form/work Landscape Architecture

Civil Engineer: Kettler Leweck Engineering

Funding Team: Raymond James, Lument, San Diego Housing Commission, City of San Diego, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Services & Management: EngAGE, CONAM Management, San Ysidro Health

Photos by Haley Hill Photography.

Vitalia - San Jose, CA

Last week at the 2024 Gold Nugget Awards, Vitalia was awarded a prestigious Grand Award for Best Health/Wellness Design Solution!

Vitalia is a new affordable and supportive housing development with 79 apartment homes for low-income and formerly unhoused individuals and families in San Jose.

Congrats to our partners and the design team on Vitalia!

Architect: Van Meter Williams Pollack

Builder: Cahill Contractors

Landscape Design: JETT Landscape Architecture + Design

Civil Engineer: BKF Engineers

Interior Design: Van Meter Williams Pollack + Affirmed Housing

Photos by Ken Gutmaker Architectural Photography.

San Diego Business Journal's Leaders of Influence in Commercial Real Estate

Affirmed President Jimmy Silverwood was selected as one of San Diego Business Journal's 2024 Leaders of Influence in Commercial Real Estate! 

See the full Leaders of Influence list here.

Affordable Housing Finance (AHF) Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers of 2023

Affirmed has ranked among the AHF Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers of 2023, making this our 7th consecutive year on this national list! Congrats to our amazing team members at Affirmed and our partners throughout the state!

Check out the full list here.

The Orchard at Hilltop - San Diego, CA

At the 2024 Excellence in Design Awards by ASLA San Diego, The Orchard at Hilltop was awarded a 2024 Honor Award in Design for Residential Multi-Family Landscape Architecture. Congrats to our partners and landscape architect on The Orchard, LandLAB Environmental Design!

View all the winners here.

Hosting the Next Gen Talent Academy

This year, Affirmed sponsored Housing Partnership Network’s Next Gen Talent Academy powered by Project Destined. Next Gen Talent Academy aims to recruit and grow the next generation of BIPOC affordable housing professionals and leaders. As part of our sponsorship, we had the pleasure of hosting university students for tours at two of our affordable housing developments in the City of San Marcos, Alora and Estrella. Eager students visited our newly completed community Alora, then toured Estrella, which is currently wrapping up construction across the street. As the students’ majors range from Real Estate to Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Data Science, the Affirmed team shared insight into the different departments and opportunities available in affordable housing development. We look forward to continuing to add diverse talent to our Affirmed team in the coming years!

New Project Announcement

Affirmed and the San Diego Unified School District are proud to deliver the district’s first ever affordable housing project! The new development will transform the former campus of Central Elementary in City Heights into a thriving community hub with 327 new affordable homes for our essential teachers, school workers and students – the backbone of society. We’re honored to work alongside the District to create a beautiful space that all San Diegans will be able to enjoy. We look forward to partnering with Norwood Development Strategies, Noah Homes and DAHLIN Architecture | Planning | Interiors.

San Diego Business Journal subscribers can read more about this project, here

Under Construction

Mirador - Los Angeles

A mix of supportive housing and affordable housing for Seniors offering 71 studio and one-bedroom apartments.

Estrella - San Marcos

Affordable housing for families offering 96 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.

SkyLINE - San Diego

Affordable housing for families offering 100 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. In partnership with MTS, located at the Rancho Bernardo Transit Station.

Symphony at Del Sur - San Diego

Affordable housing for families offering 171 one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments.

New Hires!

Meet the newest members of the Affirmed team!

Jaime joined the team in April as Supportive Housing Director and is based in our San Diego office. Jaime has over 10 years of experience in supportive housing and supportive services. She earned her Master of Public Health degree from San Diego State University and her B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University.

Read more about Jaime here.

Tea joined Affirmed as Assistant Project Manager and is based in our San Jose office. Tea previously worked for a nonprofit affordable housing developer based in San Francisco. She recently graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Master's of Public Administration. In her free time, Tea enjoys cooking and exploring the Bay Area food scene.

Jeremy works in our San Diego office and joined the team as Assistant Project Accountant. Jeremy has previous work experience as a Staff Accountant and Purchasing Assistant. He graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Business Administration, Finance. In his free time, Jeremy like to play beach volleyball and basketball, have game nights and go hiking.

Milly joined Affirmed as Administrative Assistant and is based in our San Diego office. Milly previously worked in the healthcare industry as a Credentialing and Compliance Specialist. She graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. In her free time, Milly likes trying new recipes, hiking and spending time with her family.

Kassidy is based in our San Diego office and joined the team as Assistant Project Accountant. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in Accounting. Kassidy previously worked for a property management company and financial consultant providing outsourced accounting services to real estate developers. In her free time, she enjoys taking boxing classes, going to farmers markets and attending concerts.

Lateef joined the Affirmed team as a summer Development Intern in our San Diego office. Lateef is a rising junior at Pomona College and is studying Economics. He is a huge baseball fan and is currently playing outfield for the Pomona-Pitzer Varsity baseball team! He also enjoys camping, hiking and surfing. After graduating, Lateef is interested in pursuing a career in real estate, law or finance.

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Headquartered in San Diego, California, Affirmed Housing is dedicated to improving and sustaining the viability of California through the development of affordable housing. The company aims at enhancing communities and our environment by building dynamic, professionally-managed, high-quality, green multifamily housing. 

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