The Link by Affirmed Housing

Courtesy of  Carrier Johnson + Culture

The Link is the latest in a series of affordable housing developments to be constructed in Downtown San Diego. The project is located in the ever growing East Village neighborhood.

Affordable housing developer, Affirmed Housing is currently wrapping up construction on the $32.5M housing development designed by Carrier Johnson + Culture with the building expecting to open in fall 2020.

The building is a story (83 FT) low-rise that comprises of 88 affordable dwelling units, of which 62 units will be for 40% or below area median income (AMI) and 24 units will be for 50% or below AMI.

In addition to the dwelling units, a multipurpose common space will be located on the ground level, each level will have a shared laundry space and 65 parking spaces will be part of The Development.

HUD 2019 Income limits for San Diego County
Extremely Low-Income 40% area median income
Unit SizeAnnual IncomeGross Rent
Studio (Family of 1)$30,000$750
1 Bed (Family of 2)$34,250$856
2 Bed (Family of 3)$38,550$964
3 Bed (Family of 4)$42,800$1070
Expected rent figures for 62 units in The Link
Source: San Diego Housing Commission / HUD
HUD 2019 Income limits for San Diego County
Very Low-Income 50% area median income
Unit SizeAnnual IncomeGross Rent
Studio (Family of 1)$37,450$936
1 Bed (Family of 2)$42,800$1070
2 Bed (Family of 3)$48,150$1204
3 Bed (Family of 4)$53,500$1338
Expected rent figures for 24 units in The Link
Source: San Diego Housing Commission / HUD

Economic impact

Total estimated cost to develop is around $32M with Affirmed paying $683,496 in development impact fees to fund new parks, fire stations and traffic circulation improvements in the downtown community plan. Approximately 91 construction jobs will be created as result of this construction.

Building specifications and figures

6 parking spaces
7 floor residential
24 units 50% or below AMI
62 units 40% or below AMI
83 feet tall wood frame building
88 total dwelling units (all affordable)
Building stats

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