2017 Ruby Award Nominees

Congratulations to the 2017 Ruby Award Nominees!

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Housing Project of the Year (New Construction)
Cielo Carmel
Iowa Street Seniors
Paradise Creek I
Promenade at Creekside
Trolley Park Terrace Apartments

Housing Project of the Year (Rehabilitation)
Manzanita
Mayberry Townhomes
The Hotel Churchill

Outstanding Government Agency
City of Escondido
City of San Diego (Affordable homes Bonus Program)

John Craven Memorial Award
Dan Normandin
Matthew Doherty

Outstanding Development Partner
John Ahlswede, Sun Country Builders
Joseph Wong Design Associates

SDG&E Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Award (New Construction)
Iowa Street Seniors
Promenade at Creekside

SDG&E Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Award (Retrofit)
Manzanita

Innovations
Alpha Square, Chelsea Investment Corporation/CivicSC
Health and Human Services Agency, County of San Diego
HomeShare
You Got Mail LLC

CSH Supportive Housing Award
Coordinated Entry System/Regional Task Force on the Homeless
East County Golden 15 – County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency
Hotel Churchill
Project One for All, County of San Diego: Supervisor Greg Cox and Supervisor Ron Roberts

Outstanding Advocate
Colin Parent
Emily Serafy Cox
Monica Rivas Cruz Robledo
Housing You Matters Coalition
Michael McConnell

Outstanding Service to Residents
Martiza Davila Nash
Rickie Ann Brown
Housing on Merit Resident Services Team
St. Paul’s PACE at Celadon Team
Tracey Davis

Outstanding Resident Leader
Angela Nugent
Miriam Rodriguez
Elizabeth Reyes
Margo Velez

Register Now – Ruby Awards 2017

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2017 Ruby Awards

One of SDHF’s signature events, the annual Ruby Awards is the county’s largest affordable housing industry recognition event honoring the best people, projects, and achievements during the past year. Every year, hundreds of housing and community leaders from across the region and around the state will be on hand to applaud winners in more than a dozen categories and be inspired by their achievements.

2017 Ruby Awards will held be on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the Prado in Balboa Park.

The Ruby Awards recognize excellence in affordable housing and community development, highlighting the accomplishments of people, agencies and developments that work to ensure all San Diegans, regardless of income, have a safe, stable place they can afford to call home.

Ruby Awards Nominations Due Wednesday!

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2017 Ruby Awards

One of SDHF’s signature events, the annual Ruby Awards is the county’s largest affordable housing industry recognition event honoring the best people, projects, and achievements during the past year. Every year, hundreds of housing and community leaders from across the region and around the state will be on hand to applaud winners in more than a dozen categories and be inspired by their achievements.

2017 Ruby Awards will held be on Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Ruby Awards recognize excellence in affordable housing and community development, highlighting the accomplishments of people, agencies and developments that work to ensure all San Diegans, regardless of income, have a safe, stable place they can afford to call home.

Call for Award Nominations: Due Wednesday, March 15th

As you begin a new and exciting year, take the opportunity to nominate an outstanding professional, agency or project that helped to move affordable homes in the San Diego region forward. Keep in mind that you are welcome to self-nominate.

Review the award categories here.

For 2017, we added a Ruby category – Innovation: Projects or programs that increase the supply of affordable housing, but don’t fit within the standard awards categories.

Then submit your nomination(s) to Sarah Mirabelli no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Download the PDF Form or the Word Document to submit.


Event Sponsors
Sponsor Opportunities for the 2017 Ruby Awards are available.

Ruby (Title) Sponsor – Chase Bank

Emerald Sponsor – $15,000
Sapphire Sponsor – $10,000
Topaz Sponsor – $5,000
Amethyst Sponsor – $3,000
Turquoise Sponsor – $1,500
VIP Pre-Reception Sponsor – $5,000
Table Centerpiece Sponsor – SOLD
Wine Sponsor – SOLD
Jade (Nonprofit) Sponsor – $500


Volunteer Opportunities
We are grateful to have had such excellent people helping to make the event a success in the past and are currently seeking volunteers for the 2017 event. If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact Sarah Mirabelli, Director of Events and Membership via email or at (619) 239-6693.

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For questions, please contact Sarah Mirabelli, Director of Events and Membership via email or at (619) 239-6693.


 

Register Now for LISC Roundtable Workshop: Local Resources for Affordable Housing

Join SDHF for our next LISC Roundtable Workshop presented in conjunction with Civic San Diego. Representatives of our local agencies will present information on local resources for housing, including the new TOD Development Fund, expected to be launched later this year.

When
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
8:30 am to 11:00 am

Where
The San Diego Foundation
2508 Historic Decatur Rd. #200
San Diego, CA 92106

$25 Members
$35 Non-Members

Register Now

Public Input

 Public Input

City of Carlsbad Housing Elements Discussion:

February 9th & 15th

At two upcoming meetings, the City of Carlsbad Housing and Planning commissions will discuss an update to the city’s “housing element,” a state-required plan to ensure the city can meet future housing needs, including a variety of housing types, densities and options for low income residents and those with special needs. Public input is welcome. Read more.

 

 Help Shape the Statewide Housing Assessment

Following the release of the Draft Statewide Housing Assessment, HCD will engage in a robust stakeholder process to discuss and receive feedback on the Plan, as well as its preliminary recommendations.

 Public Comment Period through March 4, 2017

Please email comments or questions to sha@hcd.ca.gov.

NOFA Update: Housing-Related Parks Program 2016 NOFA


NOFA UpdateHousing-Related Parks Program 2016 NOFAHCD recently made changes to its website and we wanted to share the new link for the Housing-Related Parks Program 2016 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA):www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/nofas.shtml

From this link, select the Housing-Related Parks Program and here you’ll find all the necessary documents for our NOFA including the application, instructions and the current Program Guidelines.

Applications are due February 23, 2017

Please note it is less than a month away from the application deadline. If you need any assistance, contact your Program Representative.

 

REGION REPRESENTATIVE CONTACT INFO
Northern CA/Bay Area Fidel Herrera 916-263-7441

fidel.herrera@hcd.ca.gov

Sacramento/Central Valley
Central Coast/Eastern Sierra
Tom Brinkhuis  

916-263-6651

tom.brinkhuis@hcd.ca.gov

Southern CA Greg Nickless
orHilda Sousa
916-263-6244

greg.nickless@hcd.ca.gov
916-263-1784

hilda.sousa@hcd.ca.gov

 

Call for Nominees – SDHF Board of Directors

The San Diego Housing Federation is pleased to announce its call for nominations to serve on the Board of Directors.

Three seats are becoming vacant due to term limits:

  • Two are designated for non-profit organizations that develop and/or operate affordable housing or provide support for affordable developers;
  • One is an undesignated seat.

All prospective applicants must be members in good standing of the Federation as of the application closing date of January 31, 2017 in order to be considered as candidates.

Terms are for a period of two years, beginning on April 1st of each year, with a maximum of three, two-year terms served by an individual.

The application for nomination is found on the Federation website HERE; completed applications must be returned to the Federation via email by 5pm on January 31, 2017.

The Governance Committee of the San Diego Housing Federation will review all applications and recommend a slate of candidates, to be elected at the Federation’s Annual Meeting in the third week of March.

It is the goal of the Governance and Nominations Committee to nominate a slate of potential directors that will promote diversity (including, but not limited to ethnic, gender, geographic, and professional diversity) on the Board of Directors. In addition, the Committee strongly weights candidates’ demonstrated commitment to the Federation (i.e., committee participation, financial support, or other commitment) in making recommendations.

More information about the Federation and our Board election procedures may be found on our website HERE.

Call for Applications – SDHF 2017 Policy Committee

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. Following adoption of the committee charter, SDHF is seeking applicants to fill the 11 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 12, to SDHF’s policy director, Laura Nunn, in order to be considered for 2017 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, policy director, with any questions.

State Program Updates

Third Round of Prop 41 Funds Now Available

The Veteran Housing and Homelessness Prevention (VHHP) program is making $75 million available to communities throughout California in its third round of Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) application cycle. Awards will be made to qualifying developers and nonprofit entities to construct, acquire, rehabilitate, or preserve affordable multifamily housing for Veterans and their families. More information can be found on the program website here.

No Place Like Home (NPLH) Framing Paper Released

On July 1, 2016, Governor Brown signed landmark legislation dedicating $2 billion in bond proceeds to invest in the development of permanent supportive housing for persons who are in need of mental health services and are experiencing homelessness, chronic homelessness, or at-risk of chronic homelessness.  This new program is called No Place Like Home (NPLH).

The Department of Housing and Community Development HCD) has released a draft framing paper for the program. The draft framing paper is available online here and the public comments on the draft framing paper are due by January 31st.