Affirmed Housing development increases density in San Marcos

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California Construction News staff writer

Affirmed Housing, a developer of affordable housing throughout California, has completed Alora, an 83,775-sq. ft. affordable housing community for low income households in San Marcos’s Richmar neighborhood.

“We are thrilled to partner with Affirmed Housing to open the Alora Apartments, which creates 99 more affordable housing units for our residents,” stated San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones. “We are invested in creating more affordable housing in San Marcos because the well-being of our community is one of our highest priorities.”

Affirmed Housing’s development partners for Alora include DAHLIN Group Architecture Planning, BNBuilders, Masson & Associates, Monica Mroz Landscape Architect and Compass for Affordable Housing. Funding for Alora comes from the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, WNC and Chase.

The development includes four residential buildings and a community center. It’s a GreenPoint Rated development with energy- and water-saving systems. Residents have exclusive access to a community building that houses a pool, barbeque area and bike parking, as well as a separate basketball hoop area and several tot lots located throughout the complex for families with children. A total of 171 parking spaces are available, five of which are accessible, and one space is reserved for USPS.

“In addition to boosting density and housing inventory, Alora provides residents with resources and support to live their best lives, it provides opportunity,” said Affirmed Housing President Jimmy Silverwood. “This development is a long-term investment and solution to ensuring the health and wellness of the city and its people.

“Alora is also a prime example of Affirmed Housing’s ability to innovate creative affordable housing solutions with demonstrated results. I’m incredibly proud of our team for making this happen.”

In addition to housing and its shared amenities, Alora offers residents complimentary, on-site services that include computer training and resume building resources and programs dedicated to health and wellness, financial literacy and parenting. Community-building activities, such as holiday events, are organized and planned by a dedicated service coordinator.

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