Wednesday, February 24, 2016

California Housing Consortium

In case you missed the latest Affirmed Housing News, our fearless leader, James Silverwood, will be the chair of the California Housing Consortium. For more information and to read a stellar quote by our favorite Assembly speaker, Toni Atkins, view the press release below…

James Silverwood, President and CEO of Affirmed Housing, Appointed as Chair of California Housing Consortium

Silverwood to Serve as Key Advocate for Affordable Housing across California

San Diego, CA, February 8, 2016 – Affirmed Housing is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, James Silverwood, will serve as Board Chair for the California Housing Consortium (CHC) for 2016.  This role leverages Mr. Silverwood’s decades of experience as an affordable housing developer and his passion to eradicate homelessness in California.  

CHC is a non-partisan advocate for the production and preservation of affordable housing for low- and moderate-income Californians. The organization represents the development, building, financial, and public sectors, united to ensure that every Californian has a safe, affordable place to call home.
“I am honored to be the incoming Chairman of this organization that leads the promotion of affordable housing in California,” says James Silverwood, President and CEO of Affirmed Housing Group.  “The CHC plays a critical role in keeping low- and moderate-income housing a priority for our legislative leaders, whose decisions affect millions and the economic health of California.”      

James Silverwood, President and CEO of Affirmed Housing, joined the CHC Board in 2010 and has served as Vice Chair the last two years.  Mr. Silverwood has over 34 years of experience in real estate development.  Under his direction, Affirmed Housing has secured over $800 million in financing and tax credit equity, and is a regional leader in developing innovative new affordable homes and acquiring/rehabilitating communities for affordable housing.  He has served on numerous boards and committees, including the Board of the San Diego North County Building Industry Association, the California State Treasurer Housing Finance Advisory Committee, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and San Diego Housing Federation.

Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins, says, “I want to congratulate my friend Jim Silverwood on becoming the Chair of the California Housing Consortium.  Jim has been a valuable community partner in helping create more affordable housing, and I’m pleased he’ll be able to help CHC as we push for more affordable housing resources in our state.”

Headquartered in San Diego, 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 professionally-managed, high-quality, green, multifamily housing.  For more information, visit


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