2016 Affordable Housing Institutes

Thank you to our Title Sponsor:


Thank you to all who attended and supported the Annual Affordable Housing and Community Development Conference on Thursday, October 13th as well as the Pre-Conference Institutes on Wednesday, October 12th. We are truly grateful to the sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and many contributors that made this event a success!

On Wednesday, nearly 100 Resident Services Support Network (RSSN) Institute participants were welcomed with an inspiring breakfast speaker, Ginger Hitzke. Founder of Hitzke Development (hyperlink http://www.hitzkedevelopment.com/usgbc.html), Ginger Hitzke kicked off this year’s RSSN institute with an intimate one-on-one interview, detailing how her passion led her from working as a secretary at a development company to being a powerful force in San Diego’s affordable housing community. Resident services staff are among the most valuable staff members in ensuring a successful affordable housing community and supporting the success of individual residents.

The mission of the Resident Services Support Network is to provide Affordable Housing Resident Services professionals with meaningful and practical support through educational forums, networking opportunities, and peer learning in order to see residents flourish. The Institute is a day of training from industry professionals on the foundation elements of providing Resident Services in affordable housing.

That same day, guests at the Fundamentals Institute were busy taking notes from a dedicated group of affordable housing gurus. The Introductory Track provided attendees with an introduction to affordable housing development and finance, while the Intermediate Track focused on the basics of transaction structuring – the use of federal, state, and local financing tools, and financing gap analysis.

Thank you again to our generous title sponsor, Union Bank, as well as all the sponsors and participants that made this possible.

With gratitude and excitement for the work ahead,

Your San Diego Housing Federation team

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The Fundamentals of Affordable Housing Institute consists of an Introductory and an Intermediate Track. Participants may attend one or both tracks. The morning Introductory Track, “Why We Need Affordable Housing: How We Fund It, Build It, and Operate It,” provides attendees with knowledge of the fundamentals of affordable housing development and finance. It also serves as an ideal primer for those planning to attend the next day’s Conference.The afternoon Intermediate Track focuses on the basics of transaction structuring – the use of federal, state, and local financing tools, and financing gap analysis. It is designed for individuals with some knowledge of the affordable housing industry looking to advance their expertise.

Resident Services Institute

Resident services provided in conjunction with affordable housing are a vital tool to help low-income individuals and families overcome barriers to success and achieve self-sufficiency. Resident services professionals play an indispensable role in changing the lives of the residents they work with every day. Resident services professionals from across the county attend this full day educational opportunity in order to grow the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a more meaningful impact in this important field.

2016 Institute Information
For a full list of workshops and speakers, click here. View Photos from the Conference here.

If you have questions, please contact Sarah Mirabelli at sarah@housingsandiego.org or (619) 239‐6693.