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Becoming a San Diego Housing Federation member is easy. Renewing is too.

Take a moment to review the updated benefits at each level of our Classic and Catalyst membership options before selecting your membership type. Some adjustments have been made to reflect feedback on what is important to you, our valued members. When you see the right membership level for your organization, just click and proceed through our secure online cart.

BUT WAIT! Don’t forgot our great sponsorship opportunities! Sign up for membership and secure the 2017 sponsorship opportunity you want at the same time. Use this SDHF 2017 Member and Sponsor Opportunities packet to view and select all your options at once.


CLASSIC MEMBERSHIP

Classic Organizational Membership $650 – SDHF’s Classic Membership option for organizations  offers a standard suite of benefits including access and preferred pricing to SDHF events and programs and other valuable opportunities such as:

  • Invitations to members only events
  • Eligibility to vote (election of SDHF Board of Directors, amending Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation, adoption of advisory resolutions)
  • Eligibility to serve on SDHF committees
  • SDHF newsletter subscription
  • Preferred pricing to most SDHF events
  • Eligibility to serve on SDHF’s board of directors
  • Listing in online member directory
  • Spotlight in SDHF’s newsletter (new members)

The price of membership is $650 with special discounts offered for:

Classic Individual Membership $150 – This membership option offers individuals not covered by an organizational membership:

  • Invitation to member only events
  • Eligibility to serve on SDHF committees
  • Preferred pricing to most SDHF events
  • SDHF newsletter subscription

The price of individual membership is $150 with special discounts offered for:


CATALYST MEMBERSHIP

Foundation $1,000

  • All Classic Membership benefits, plus…
  • Complimentary admission to SDHF’s Pre-conference VIP Reception

Cornerstone $2,500*

  • All Classic Membership benefits, plus…
  • One feature in SDHF Newsletter or on SDHF website
  • Recognition in Ruby Awards and Conference Programs
  • Complimentary admission to Pre-Conference VIP Reception
  • Complimentary admission to one other exclusive networking event

Keystone $5,000*

  • All Classic Membership Benefits, plus…
  • One feature in SDHF Newsletter or on SDHF website
  • Recognition in Ruby Awards and Conference Programs
  • Complimentary admission to Pre-Conference VIP Reception
  • Complimentary admission to two other exclusive networking events

Pillar $10,000*

  • All  the benefits listed above, plus…
  • Recognition as a top supporter of San Diego Housing Federation and contributor to the affordable housing field in all SDHF programs and publications

*Developers Circle:  Affordable housing developers at the Apprentice Membership level and above will also be invited to participate in exclusive quarterly briefings on timely development issues.

New Funding Strategies to Fuel Smart Growth Successes: Local Government Commission Workshop

The Local Government Commissions is hosting a 3-hour workshop next Thursday, November 12 from 1-4pm at the City Heights Center in San Diego on “New Funding Strategies to Fuel Smart Growth Successes.”

The workshop is based on a new guidebook LGC is developing on innovative tools and strategies to fund community revitalization and enhancement projects. We’ll cover topics in the guidebook such as Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts, New Market Tax Credits, Community Benefit Agreements, tactical urbanism, active transportation program and more. Some of these topics will be covered more in-depth by our speakers.

This will be a great opportunity to catch up on new and emerging tools, hear from experts, and engage in conversation about how these might work in your community. If you know of anyone who would be interested, please pass this information on.

More information is available at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-funding-strategies-to-fuel-smart-growth-successes-san-diego-workshop-tickets-18999218173

This workshop is funded by The California Endowment and supported by the City Heights Building Healthy Communities.

Affordable Remains Elusive for San Diegans

Out of Reach Report CoverSan Diegans must earn $26.04 an hour or $54,160 a year to afford a typical two-bedroom apartment rental in San Diego County, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s 2014 Out of Reach report.

However, typical wages in San Diego County are far lower than these levels.   According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 27% of office building occupations pay an average annual income of $37,600 and 33% of retail building occupations pay an average annual income of $23,200.  A study by SANDAG notes that the Entertainment and Hospitality industry, the largest employer in the region by far, pays on average a salary of $21,800.

Now in its 25th year, the Out of Reach report has become a standard indicator of housing affordability throughout the country.  The report calculates the housing wage – the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn to afford a typical two-bedroom rental home while not exceeding 30% of household income in housing costs.  For low-to-moderate income households, exceeding 30% of income on housing costs often means the difference between rent and groceries, transportation and medicine.

San Diego region’s housing wage is among the highest in the nation.  Minimum wage in California is presently $8.00 per hour or $16,640 a year, based on a 40 hour work week.  The difference between the minimum wage and the housing wage is $37,520.  Earning the minimum wage, a San Diegan would need to work 132 hours a week, or 3.3 full-time jobs to afford a standard 2-bedroom apartment.

The report also identifies that 45% of our region’s households are renters.  The estimated mean hourly wage of renters in San Diego County is $17.78.  For a renter earning such a wage to secure a place to live that is within his/her means, the rent should not exceed $925 a month. The rent on a typical 2-bedroom apartment in San Diego County is currently $1,354.