Affirmed Housing will celebrated the grand opening of Cielo Carmel October 11.

Cielo Carmel is the inclusionary component of R&V Management's Avino Apartments in Pacific Highlands Ranch, a master planned community in Carmel Valley. Cielo Carmel was designed to maximize efficiency, amenities, and affordability, making it one of Carmel Valley's premier family communities.

Cielo Carmel features 197 homes for households earning 50-60% of the Area Median Income. There are 34 one-bedroom, 97 two-bedroom, and 66 three-bedroom homes, offered in 17 two-story, townhome-style buildings. The community also features over 1800 square feet of interior common space, including a community building with a large kitchen, a TV lounge, and a business center. Additional amenities include a pool, laundry facilities, BBQs, a tot lot, a dog run and on-site management. There is ample parking, with most units offering private garages. Cielo Carmel features water-smart landscaping and a photovoltaic solar array to offset common area energy usage. The community was designed by Humphreys & Partners Architects, built by Wermers Multifamily, with civil engineering by Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering, and landscape design by Alhambra Group.

James Silverwood, President of Affirmed Housing, states, "Cielo Carmel promises to be one of our most successful developments. As our first inclusionary community, we are proud to offer high quality, affordable housing in a prominent community with highly ranked schools, within close proximity to numerous amenities. These affordable homes are a welcome new asset to this amenity-rich area."

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 to enhance communities and our environment by building dynamic, 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 credits, and tax-exempt bond financing.