Much of San Diego Housing Federation’s work is accomplished through committees and work groups which are open to all members. These groups of volunteers and their staff liaisons provide analysis, ideas, and recommendations that are forwarded to the Board of Directors. Frequently, they are tasked with implementing recommendations as well. All Members and staff of member organizations are encouraged to participate in San Diego Housing Federation Committees.

Policy Committee

The Policy Committee assists in developing and implementing San Diego Housing Federation’s local, state, and federal policy positions.  The Committee also monitors affordable housing programs, local land-use policies, and state and local legislation.READ MORE...

The Committee meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The Board relies on this Committee to vet and recommend policy positions which are forwarded to the Board of Directors for final approval.

On December 21, 2016, the Board of Directors of the San Diego Housing Federation adopted a charter for the SDHF Policy Committee. The purpose of the charter is to establish a formal structure for the committee and a consistent voting membership. In accordance with the charter, SDHF is seeking applicants to fill open positions on the committee for voting membership. The application is available here and must be submitted by no later than noon on Thursday, January 10th to SDHF’s policy director, Laura Nunn, in order to be considered for 2018 membership. SDHF members who wish to continue to participate in the Policy Committee may continue to do so as non-voting participants. Please contact Laura Nunn with any questions.

2017 Co-Chairs:
Lori Pfieler, Habitat for Humanity
Tricia Tasto Levein, Wakeland Housing

Laura Nunn, Policy Director 

Marketing and Outreach Committee

The Marketing and Outreach Committee works closely with staff to develop and implement a marketing/communications plan that identifies the primary audiences for the organization, how best to reach them, and what they most care about. The committee monitors the presentation of the organization’s brand, and ensures that the products, services, events, and programs of the organization remain relevant to the audience.

The committee also creates and implements recruitment and retention programs to increase and maintain membership with social and education programs and events and community engagement.


Events and Programs such as:

  • Member mixers
  • Roundtable events
  • Keystone events

The committee meets on a monthly or bi-monthly basis, on the first Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

2017 Chair

Sarah Buchanan,Director of Events and Membership

Event Committees

The Awards Committee is responsible for planning the Annual Ruby Awards and guides the selection and nomination process. READ MORE...

The Committee participates in selecting the theme and other event logistics. It meets approximately once a month from February through May to plan the June event.

2017 Co-Chairs:
Charles Davis, Urban West Development
Bree Wong, SWS Engineering, Inc.

Sarah Buchanan, Director of Events and Membership 

The Conference Committee participates in planning the Annual Conference including workshop selection and general session speaker(s).READ MORE...

It meets several times between May and September to plan the annual October event.

2017 Co-Chairs:
Nick Hamilton, RED Capital
Kwofi Reed, LISC

Sarah Buchanan, Director of Events and Membership

To sign up for a committee or if you have questions regarding other volunteer opportunities, please contact Sarah Buchanan Mirabelli, Director or Events and Membership.