Call for San Diego Housing Federation Board Nominees : Applications Due Friday, February 23


Call for San Diego Housing Federation Board Nominees:
Applications Due Friday, February 23

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

One seat is becoming vacant due to term limits:

  • The seat is not designated for a representative of a for-profit or non-profit organization and is open to both types of organizations.

All prospective applicants must be members in good standing of the Federation as of the application closing date of February 23, 2018 to be considered.

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.

CLICK to download the application for nomination. Completed applications must be returned to the Federation via email by 5 pm on February 23, 2018

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.

Register Now for the March Roundtable and Annual Membership Meeting


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The 2018 Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 27th and the Roundtable will feature guest speaker Mark Stivers, Executive Director, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee.

$25 Members/ $35 Non-Members

Tuesday, March 27, 2017
8:30 am – 11:00 am

Price Charities Building
4305 University Ave, Room 640
San Diego, CA 92105

To help you prepare for the meeting, we have outlined the event timeline below:

8:30 – 9:15 am – Registration and Board Elections
(Registration not needed in order to vote)
9:15 – 11:00 am – Roundtable with Mark Stivers

Registration Fees
$25 for Members
$35 for Non-Members

Please note that one representative from each SDHF member organization will be permitted to vote.

Thank you for all your support. We hope to see you there!

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Register Now! SDRAFFH’s 3rd Annual Fair Housing Conference


Register Now!

SDRAFFH’s 3rd Annual Fair Housing Conference
Charting the Course:  Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

April 6, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:45 PM

The San Diego Central Library
Shiley Room, 9th floor
330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101

The San Diego Regional Alliance for Fair Housing (SDRAFFH), the San Diego Housing FederationThe San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council, and LISC San Diego are proud to host the 3rd Annual Fair Housing Conference. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and National Fair Housing Month in April, join fair housing practitioners, policy makers, housing advocates and developers, community leaders, and top experts in discussing and exploring fair housing discrimination issues and solutions to improving our communities by reflecting on our past, examining our present, and looking to our future.

Richard Rothstein, research associate of the Economic Policy Institute, fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley), and author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, will deliver the keynote address and challenge participants to look at fair housing and the cross-over issues as opportunities to innovate and improve our communities from within.

For more information, click here

Richard Rothstein’s book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, will be available for purchase.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


Title Sponsor
CalHFA (California Housing Finance Agency)

Meal Sponsor
The San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council

Thought Leader Sponsor
LeSar Development Consultants


Register Now for the February Roundtable

LISC Roundtable Series Presents:
The Arc of History of Affordable Housing

$25 Members/ $35 Non-Members

Register Now!

Join us for the second installment of the 2018 LISC Roundtable Series on Wednesday, February 21 in which SDHF Executive Director Stephen Russell and LISC San Diego Lending Program Officer Kwofi Reed will walk you through how affordable housing all began and how its history affects us—and our current efforts at increasing affordable housing—today.

Many professionals new to affordable housing are thrown into the industry, forced to learn and adhere to many rules and regulations that may not have obvious justifications. Understanding the historical context of affordable housing, from early 20th century tenement slums to 60’s civil rights efforts, can shed light on why affordable housing works the way it does today. Novices and experienced practitioners alike will have the chance to reexamine their perspectives, share their own experiences on this industry, and walk away with a better sense of the arc of history of affordable housing.

Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 AM
Program: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sponsored by:

LISC San Diego: Helping neighbors build communities

Volunteer for 2018 Ruby Awards


Thank you for your interested in volunteering for the Ruby Awards event held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Prado in Balboa Park.

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.

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.

Volunteer Opportunities are as follows:

Pre-Event / LEGO House building at the SDHF offices in North Park
3939 Iowa Street, Suite 1, San Diego, CA 92104

  • Tuesday, March 27
    • 4 – 8 pm
  • Thursday, March 29
    • 4 – 8 pm
  • Tuesday, April 10
    • 4 – 8 pm
  • Thursday, April 12
    • 4 – 8 pm

To sign up, please visit LEGO House Building Days

May 3rd / Event Day at the Prado in Balboa Park
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

  • Setup
    • 10 am – 5 pm
    • Need: 5 – 10 volunteers*
  • Registration
    • 5 pm – 7 pm
    • Need: 3 – 4 volunteers*
  • Raffle/donations
    • 5 pm – 7 pm
    • Need: 2 volunteers*
  • Tear down
    • 9 pm – 10 pm
    • Need: 4 volunteers*

To sign up, please visit Ruby Awards Day

Please let me know if you have anyone that would be interested. The event is semi-formal, so we ask that if they volunteer between 5 – 9 pm that they wear business professional attire (no jeans or flip flops). Dinner will be provided for those volunteers who work between 5 – 9 pm. Please send me the names, phone numbers, email addresses and requested time slot(s) for anyone who wishes to volunteer. They can also contact me directly via email or phone (listed in my signature below).

*Volunteers can work both setup and registration duties should they choose to volunteer for a longer period of time.

Contact Sarah Buchanan via email with any questions.

Last Chance to Register: Residents United Network San Diego Regional Convening

Register Now!

Residents United Network organizes residents, resident service providers, and developers to support strategies that bring more affordable homes locally and in the state of California. San Diego residents will be convening to build up residents’ leadership skills and lobbying tactics through peer to peer learning and popular education. This will be a free event. Snacks and lunch will be provided along with Spanish and Somali translation.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Metro Villa Apartments
Community Room
4071 39th St
San Diego, CA 92105

Register Now: First LISC Roundtable Series of the Year!

LISC Roundtable Series Presents:
Membership 101 Roundtable and Breakfast

$25 Members/ $35 Non-Members

Register Now!

Join us for breakfast and an interactive Roundtable focused on engaging our current members, welcoming new members and giving those who are considering membership the opportunity to learn more about the San Diego Housing Federation, our role in the community, and our plan for 2018. You do not have to be a member to attend.

Membership 101 provides an opportunity to find out more about the programs and committees available to SDHF Members. Meet members of the SDHF Board and committees such as, Policy, Awards, Conference, and Marketing and Outreach Committees, as well as our staff.

Whether you are a new, existing, or prospective SDHF member, join us to learn more about how to make the benefits of membership work for you.

The workshop will be held in the Hoffman Room. Ample parking is available.

Our supporters share a passion for making the San Diego region a more affordable and equitable place to live.

Members of the San Diego Housing Federation represent a diverse community of organizations that build, finance and support the creation and preservation of affordable homes.

Members include:

  • Non-profit and for-profit affordable housing developers
  • Providers of Resident Services
  • Community-based organizations
  • Lending institutions and government agencies
  • Architects, engineers, general contractors, utility companies
  • Accountants, attorneys, consultants, other business groups
  • Individuals who care deeply about the availability of affordable homes for the region’s low and moderate income residents

The benefits of becoming a member include opportunities to share your expertise and connections, to strengthen business relations through greater outreach, to enhance visibility and recognition for you and your company, and to meet new people and make new contacts.

If you are interested in receiving more information regarding becoming a member or have questions regarding sponsorship availability, contact Sarah Buchanan, Director of Events and Membership at or (619) 239-6693.

Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 AM
Program: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sponsored by:

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from SDHF!

SDHF offices will be CLOSED beginning on Friday December 22 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.