Affirmed Housing Group Celebrates Official Grand Opening of Connections Housing Downtown residential and service center designed to provide housing and support services for San Diego homeless in one location
SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Affirmed Housing Group celebrated the grand opening of the 14-story Connections Housing residential center in downtown San Diego on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10:00am. The event was attended by 700 San Diegans and local dignitaries. Located in the building that formerly housed San Diego's World Trade Center, the multi-purpose $38 million project provides permanent housing and services for downtown San Diego's homeless.
Connections Housing offers housing and social and health services in one location to reduce street homelessness. Located at 1250 Sixth Avenue, the residence provides 223 housing units, including 73 permanent studio apartments and 150 transitional housing beds; a health center that offers comprehensive preventive and primary care, mental health care, and support services; and approximately 30 nonprofit and San Diego partners delivering services onsite.
Affirmed Housing Group partnered with PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), a group of agencies working to end homelessness, and Family Health Centers in San Diego, a community clinic organization that provides affordable healthcare, to develop and manage the Connections Housing project. The project's goal is to reduce homelessness in the downtown neighborhood, and be an example of how other neighborhoods can help the nearly 10,000 homeless individuals in the San Diego region. The center is supported by partners such as US Bank, the San Diego Housing Commission, and the City of San Diego.
James Silverwood, President of Affirmed Housing Group, states, "We are pleased and proud to have been a partner on the development of Connections Housing. It is an important project that gives San Diego's homeless residents the support and services that they need. It is more than a bed for them; it is a real opportunity for them to try to change the direction of their lives with the support of our community."
Headquartered in San Diego, Affirmed Housing Group 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. Areas of expertise include site selection, engineering, architecture, construction, relocation, and marketing. For more information, visit www.affirmedhousing.com. For Connections Housing information, visit www.sdconnections.org/SD/index.html.
Contact: Beth Binger
SOURCE Affirmed Housing Group