Monday, January 19, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!


As we enter into the 23rd year of Affirmed Housing the company, it’s always beneficial to reflect on where we’ve come from.  The year of 2014 brought Affirmed numerous groundbreaking events, marking the beginning of four new affordable housing communities; one of which will be housing for senior homeless Veterans.  The company has also celebrated two grand openings resulting in 100 new affordable homes in Los Angeles County.  Arbor Green in Carson CA., has been named LEED Platinum and is virtually net zero (the many green aspects offset utility costs to being just a couple dollars a month).  Lotus Garden, in downtown Los Angeles, has been built to achieve LEED as well and boasts a car matrix, the first affordable housing in California to do so. 

2014 also saw the hire of three new employees.  The accounting team gained Tyler Rich and Sydney Cordova while the development team brought on seasoned housing coordinator, Jeanne Blake. 

And though 2014 was a productive year, we look forward to 2015.  With four groundbreakings to come and four communities to be completed, Affirmed Housing will be busy working on innovative, efficient homes for our community at large. 


Cheers to a prosperous 2015!

Top: Arbor Green Below: Lotus Garden


Monday, September 29, 2014

Conservation

Conserving our Resources

conservation
As California experiences the worst drought in years, Affirmed Housing is proud to share that our communities will be making a combined effort to lower their electricity usage by 40% each.  90% of Affirmed Housing properties use drought tolerant plants, energy star appliances and low flow fixtures.  With multiple LEED certified and ‘Build It Green’ rated communities, Affirmed understands the importance of lowering our urban footprint through sustainable and efficient development of housing.  Not only are we encouraging our communities to lessen water use, but we are also educating our office employees on simple ways to cut back water use.  For example:

  • ·         Shut off the water while brushing your teeth- don’t let the water run while you brush, just turn it on and off when you need to rinse
  • ·         Lessen your shower time- don’t just let the water run, aim for 15 minutes or less shower time
  • ·         Be sure to use a hose head when watering your plants or cleaning your car
  • ·         Fix any leaking faucets- don’t let that task fall by the wayside!
  • ·         Wash your pets outdoors, in an area that needs water



For more ideas on easy ways to conserve, visit: http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve