Annual Conference


Affordable Homes.
Healthy Neighborhoods. A Thriving San Diego 


(with pre-conference institutes on Wednesday, October 15)

The San Diego Housing Federation’s 23rd Annual Affordable Housing and Community Development Conference brings together hundreds of top leaders and experts in affordable housing and community development.

The event draws nearly 350 attendees each year from the 35 affordable housing developers, the local housing and redevelopment agencies, elected official staff, homeless and mental health service agencies and others involved in creating affordable homes in San Diego County. Our 2014 event will focus on the connection between affordable housing and health, including the impacts that lack of affordable housing has on public health, the role that supportive housing can play in promoting health, and the potential of affordable housing to promote healthy communities

Thought leaders and practitioners from across San Diego County and California will gather on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Jacobs Meetings & Events (formerly Market Creek Events & Venues) to learn the latest information and trends in affordable housing, connect with one another and walk away recharged and inspired.


Same Great Sessions and Presenters, With a New Focus

Every year the conference offers specialized tracks in:

  • Design & Development
  • Housing Finance
  • Emerging Trends
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Supportive Housing

This year we will also introduce a new track on Outreach and Influence, with sessions designed to increase the capacity of affordable housing professionals to communicate and advocate effectively for more affordable homes.  See full tracks and session descriptions.

Also this year, as an overarching theme, our program will explore the intersection between affordable homes, individual health and community well being.

  • How are health and affordable homes connected?
  • How can advocates from both areas reach over, connect and work together?
  • What are the opportunities and benefits gained through collaboration?


We are honored to welcome Joshua Bamberger, MD and Medical Director for Housing and Urban Health at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, as our keynote speaker who will address these questions and share with us his preferred prescription for optimal health. See a sneak peek of his comments in this Home Matters Youtube video.


Our esteemed confirmed speakers and presenters include:

Mayor Kevin FaulconerKevin Faulconer, Mayor City of San Diego




Todd Gloriasm

Todd Gloria, City of San Diego Council President




Lorena Gonzalez

Lorena Gonzalez, California State Assembly, 80th District




Andrew Keattssm

Andrew Keatts, Voice of San Diego




Kathlyn Mead

Kathlyn Mead, The San Diego Foundation




Bill Pavao-CTAC

William Pavão, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC)




Susan Riggs headshot

Susan Riggs, State of California Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency





CONFERENCE: Register today to take advantage of early registration prices ($30 savings).  Prices will increase after September 30, 2014.

Register two or more attendees and receive a 10% discount on your registration. Use discount code SDHF10%OFF.

The day prior to the conference, on Wednesday October 15, SDHF will offer intensive day-long institutes on the fundamentals of affordable housing and resident services. Learn more about the institutes and register for them separately from the the conference.



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SDHFs 2013 Annual Affordable Housing and Community Development Conference