Affirmed Housing News

In this issue:

  • Westhaven Grand Opening
  • Awards Roundup
  • Featured Consultant: NOVA Services
  • Under Construction
  • New Hires!

The Grand Opening of Westhaven

Westhaven is a new Supportive Housing community located in Los Angeles County at 11609 S. Western Avenue. There are a total of 56 apartment homes for formerly unhoused individuals in Los Angeles County and one manager’s unit. 39 of the new homes are set aside as No Place Like Home (NPLH) apartments providing Supportive Housing for Angelenos in need of mental health services. Resident amenities include a community room, computer room, bike storage and an outdoor community space. On-site supportive services are provided by The People Concern, assisting residents in achieving their highest level of self-sufficiency. 

Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell was in attendance, along with Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA).

Thank you to the development team including: AC Martin, Bank of America, Beyer Geotechnical, Inc, California Community Reinvestment Corporation (CCRC), CTCAC, CONAM Management Corporation, Donald F. Dickerson Associates, Edmond Babayan & Associates, Eminent Resources, Inc., EPT Design, Fuscoe Engineering, Inc., LACDA, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, NEXUS for Affordable Housing, The People Concern, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Walton Construction, Inc. and more!

To watch the Grand Opening video, Click Here.

Awards Roundup

The Orchard at Hilltop's Double Win

The Orchard at Hilltop has taken home two prestigious awards this year:

Project of the Year – New Construction at the 2023 Ruby Awards &

The PCBC Gold Nugget Grand Award for Best Affordable Housing Community - 30 to 60 du/acre!

Congrats to our partners and the design team: Studio E Architects, Kettler Leweck Engineering, landLAB, NOVA Services, DesignX Architecture + Interiors, Helix Environmental Planning, Project Design Consultants, Birdseye Planning Group, Weis Environmental, HA Builder Group, and JP&K Construction Management!

Photos by: Haley Hill Photography

GlobeSt.'s Commercial Real Estate Fifty Under 40 Award

Our President, Jimmy Silverwood, was recognized as one of Commercial Real Estate's 2023 Fifty Under 40 by GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum!

This national list was curated by GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum, who collected nominations and selected top, young professionals across the country within commercial real estate.

Check out the full list here

Windsor Pointe and Vela Named as 2023 Gold Nugget Award of Merit Winners


Carlsbad, CA

Builder: HA Builder Group

Architect/Designer: DAHLIN Architecture | Planning | Interiors 

Landscape Design: Form/Work 

Civil Engineer: Kettler Leweck Engineering 


San Jose, CA

Builder: Cahill Contractors

Architect/Designer: DAHLIN Architecture | Planning | Interiors 

Landscape Design: JETT Landscape Architecture + Design

Civil Engineer: BKF Engineers

Our Featured Consultant!

Affirmed would like to highlight one of our go-to geotechnical and special inspections consultants, NOVA Services. NOVA’s talented team has been behind approximately 50% of our recent developments over the past 5 years and 100% of our developments in San Diego County. They provide invaluable services to our development team, helping aid us in selecting sites that are ready to be developed from a soils & geotech perspective. They work with us during construction as well, providing special inspections throughout the construction process. We have relied on NOVA for over 10 years, value our partnership greatly and look forward to many more years of working together! 

A message from NOVA:

Barnett Quality Control Services, Inc. dba NOVA Services, Inc. (NOVA) was founded in 2008 and is a family owned and operated business. With our expert team of professional, technical, and support staff, we focus on client communication and reliable, best-in-class client service. We take pride in our client’s success and creating a home where our employees can build their futures. NOVA is a certified state of California Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and a Department of Veterans Affairs Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

We have a staff of over 85 registered engineers and geologists, inspectors, project managers, and technicians as well as support personnel committed to providing our clients with exceptional service. Our inspectors and technicians hold the appropriate certifications required for our work through various regulatory or municipal agencies, including the American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Welding Society (AWS), City of San Diego, and International Code Council (ICC). Our laboratory maintains the highest degree of certification and accreditation for equipment, methodology, quality control, and technical training. We undergo regular assessments and participate in Proficiency Sample Programs with the Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory (CCRL) and AASHTO Re:source (formerly AMRL). We are accredited by AASHTO in the testing of soils, asphalt, concrete, aggregate, masonry, fireproofing, and reinforcing. In addition, our laboratory is approved by the City of San Diego, has been validated by the US Army Corps of Engineers, and is inspected and accepted by the Division of the State Architect (DSA) and the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HACI).

Visit NOVA's website

Under Construction

The Remi - Los Angeles

Supportive housing offering 92 studio and one-bedroom apartments for formerly unhoused Seniors.

Lumina - Chatsworth

Supportive housing offering 55 studio apartments for formerly unhoused individuals with 50% of the units reserved for Veterans.

ShoreLINE - San Diego

Affordable housing for families offering 126 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.

Vitalia - San Jose

A mix of supportive housing and affordable housing offering 79 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.

The Iris - Los Angeles

A mix of supportive housing and affordable housing offering 61 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.

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.

New Hires!

Meet Lyna and Heidi, the newest members of the Affirmed team!

Lyna joined the Affirmed team in May 2023 as an Accounting Assistant and is based in our San Diego office. Lyna served in the U.S Navy for 8 years. From there, she started her professional administrative career in the military Training Department. She is currently going to school at the University of Phoenix for a bachelor’s degree in business with a focus on accounting. In her free time, Lyna likes to hike, travel, and spend time with her friends and family.

Heidi joined the Affirmed team in June 2023 as an Assistant Project Manager and is based in our Northern California Office in East San Jose. Heidi recently graduated from Santa Clara University where she studied public relations and commercial real estate and finance. Heidi has prior experience working for a multifamily affordable housing developer, first in acquisitions and operations and later as an Asset Management Analyst. In her free time, Heidi enjoys skateboarding, motocross, and volunteer tutoring at elementary schools in need.

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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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