Affirmed Housing Group to Break Ground on Arbor Green Apartments

Family Community Brings Together Affordability and Sustainability

Jan 31, 2013, 12:00 ET from Affirmed Housing Group

CARSON, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Affirmed Housing Group is pleased to announce that it will celebrate the groundbreaking of Arbor Green Apartments today, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:30 am.  The event, located at 21227 - 21237 S. Figueroa St., Carson, CA 90745, will include speakers:

  • Mayor Jim Deer, City of Carson
  • Jim Silverwood, President & CEO, Affirmed Housing Group
  • Richard Shea, Senior VP/Market Manager, US Bank

A truly unique community, Arbor Green not only offers affordable housing to qualified families, but utilities are anticipated to be almost free. 

Affirmed Housing Group, also the developer of Los Angeles Chinatown community Lotus Garden, has partnered with the City of Carson to develop and manage Arbor Green, a three-story affordable family community. This development will include 40 apartment homes comprised of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, each with a storage locker.  Community amenities include covered parking, a community room, a computer lab, a laundry room, a tot lot, and a barbecue area. Arbor Green staff will provide homework assistance, life skills training, and cooking classes for residents.  The affordable community will serve households earning between 30%-60% of Los Angeles County's AMI.

The development will be designed to achieve LEED Gold certification.  Major sustainable elements include rooftop photovoltaic panels and solar water heating systems. The project has been underwritten using the California Utility Allowance Calculator to ensure the development optimizes energy efficiency.  Resident utilities are estimated to be $1 to $3 per month.

James Silverwood, President of Affirmed Housing Group, states, "Arbor Green was designed to facilitate a strong sense of community among residents, and to provide innovative solutions to energy usage. Resident comfort, safety, and economics are always our first priorities. We are confident that families will appreciate all that this environment offers."

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.  Affirmed also has extensive knowledge in public finance, low-income housing tax credit acquisition, and tax-exempt bond financing.  For more information, visit  For Arbor Green information, visit

Contact: Beth Binger

SOURCE Affirmed Housing Group