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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

 

Clarissa Pinkola Estés: My Friends

My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations of what matters most to civilized, visionary people.

 You are right in your assessments. The lustre and hubris some have aspired to while endorsing acts so heinous against children, elders, everyday people, the poor, the unguarded, the helpless, is breathtaking. Yet, I urge you, ask you, gentle you, to please not spend your spirit dry by bewailing these difficult times. Especially do not lose hope. Most particularly because, the fact is that we were made for these times. Yes. For years, we have been learning, practicing, been in training for and just waiting to meet on this exact plain of engagement.

I grew up on the Great Lakes and recognize a seaworthy vessel when I see one. Regarding awakened souls, there have never been more able vessels in the waters than there are right now across the world. And they are fully provisioned and able to signal one another as never before in the history of humankind.

Look out over the prow; there are millions of boats of righteous souls on the waters with you. Even though your veneers may shiver from every wave in this stormy roil, I assure you that the long timbers composing your prow and rudder come from a greater forest. That long-grained lumber is known to withstand storms, to hold together, to hold its own, and to advance, regardless.

In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world. Do not focus on that. There is a tendency, too, to fall into being weakened by dwelling on what is outside your reach, by what cannot yet be. Do not focus there. That is spending the wind without raising the sails.

We are needed, that is all we can know. And though we meet resistance, we more so will meet great souls who will hail us, love us and guide us, and we will know them when they appear. Didn’t you say you were a believer? Didn’t you say you pledged to listen to a voice greater? Didn’t you ask for grace? Don’t you remember that to be in grace means to submit to the voice greater?

 Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good.

 What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does not take everyone on Earth to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first, second, or hundredth gale.

 One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity.

Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it. If you would help to calm the tumult, this is one of the strongest things you can do.

There will always be times when you feel discouraged. I too have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it. I will not entertain it. It is not allowed to eat from my plate.

The reason is this: In my uttermost bones I know something, as do you. It is that there can be no despair when you remember why you came to Earth, who you serve, and who sent you here. The good words we say and the good deeds we do are not ours. They are the words and deeds of the One who brought us here. In that spirit, I hope you will write this on your wall: When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.

By Clarissa Pinkola Estes

American poet, post-trauma specialist and Jungian psychoanalyst, author of Women Who Run With the Wolves.

 

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.