Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Affirmed Housing hires two new employees

Affirmed Housing hires two new employees
Affirmed grows as two new employees join the company’s development department

Affirmed Housing has hired two new employees to join the development team.  New employees include Project Manager, Mellody Lock and Project Management Assistant, Michelle Muñiz. 

Mellody Lock has spent her entire professional career in the field of affordable housing. She's worked as the lead team member in numerous successful multi-million dollar state funding applications and has a wide variety of industry knowledge. Mellody brings her foundational relationships with key industry stakeholders along with her personal knowledge of the field. As Project Manager, Mellody will manage multiple projects from acquisition through completion.  She will assist in acquisitions, underwriting, entitlements and financing of new developments. 

Michelle Muñiz brings 20 years of sales and management experience to Affirmed Housing.  Most recently, she worked in Real Estate Operations at the San Diego Housing Commission and is involved in a residential real estate property management firm.   Previously a licensed realtor, Michelle graduated from the University of San Diego with a Master of Science in Real Estate. Here at Affirmed, Michelle will assist with project management at all stages including research, funding applications and more.

Lindsay Quackenbush, VP of Development, states, “We are very pleased to have both Mellody and Michelle join Affirmed’s development team.  They both come from impressive backgrounds and are highly capable.  I am confident they will impact and increase development opportunities.” 


Headquartered in San Diego, Affirmed Housing is dedicated to improving and sustaining the viability of California through the development of affordable housing.  Affirmed enhances communities and our environment by building professionally-managed, high-quality, green, multifamily housing.  For more information, visit www.affirmedhousing.com


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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Homeless Veteran Housing WINS PCBC Gold Nugget Award

                                                            



Homeless Veteran Housing WINS PCBC Gold Nugget Award

Vermont Villas, developed by Affirmed Housing & PATH Ventures, wins national award

San Diego, CA, June 28, 2016 –Affirmed Housing is pleased to share, Vermont Villas wins PCBC Gold Nugget Award.  A collaboration of Affirmed Housing & PATH Ventures, Vermont Villas provides 79 apartment homes for homeless and disabled Veterans. 

The development of Vermont Villas included the involvement of numerous organizations including: Bellwether Enterprise, Chase Bank, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Enterprise Community Investment, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Home Depot Foundation, Housing Authority of Los Angeles, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Los Angeles Department of Health Services, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, Darsono Design,  Fuscoe Engineering, PATH, Solari Enterprises, The Sotelo Group, Withee Malcolm Architects, and Westport Construction.
James Silverwood, President of Affirmed Housing, states, “The Gold Nugget Awards recognize the best of the best, and we are thrilled that Vermont Villas has been honored.  The community is unique and innovative in that it provides housing for homeless seniors and Veterans and is deserving of this recognition.”

The Gold Nugget Awards are the oldest and most prestigious design awards in the nation and a centerpiece of PCBC.  Recognizing those who improve our communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development, Gold Nugget Awards are open to builders, developers, architects, and land planners with communities and projects in the United States and all international countries.  Gold Nugget Awards winners share one common denominator: excellence and innovation in addressing complex design/build issues.

Headquartered in San Diego, Affirmed Housing is dedicated to improving and sustaining the viability of California through the development of affordable housing.  Affirmed enhances communities and our environment by building professionally-managed, high-quality, green, mixed-use multifamily housing.  For more information, visit www.affirmedhousing.com

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