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Annual Conference and Pre-Conference Institutes

  • San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina 333 W Harbor Dr San Diego, CA, 92101 USA (map)


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San Diego Housing Federation’s 27th Annual Affordable Housing and Community Development Conference will take place on Thursday, October 4, 2018 with Pre-Conference Institutes on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. This year, we look forward to hosting you at the Marriott Marquis San Diego. 

Each year, the San Diego Housing Federation brings together the region’s housing and community development leaders and professionals for the county’s only day-long conference dedicated to building and preserving affordable homes and vibrant communities.

San Diego Housing Federation’s Annual Affordable Housing & Community Development Conference brings together more than 500 developers, builders, architects, lenders, property managers, service providers, elected, agency officials, staff, residents, and community and business leaders to share innovative approaches to affordable housing, community, and economic development.



Click here for the general Agenda.

Conference Tracks include:

  • Communications and Engagement
  • Design and Development
  • Emerging Trends
  • Housing Finance
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Supportive Housing

Workshop topics, timing, and keynote information will be announced when registration begins.

Click here for information. 

Registration will open on Monday, August 6, 2018.

What to expect

View the 2017 conference video for a sneak peak. Thank you to TekWorks for putting it together.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Show your support for excellence in San Diego Affordable Housing and consider a sponsorship in 2018. Full sponsorship packets and other opportunities are available. This packet details the various SDHF membership and sponsorship opportunities available along with corresponding benefits, allowing you to choose the options.

For questions, please contact Sarah Buchanan, Director of Events and Membership via email or at (619) 239-6693.

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Hotel Information

We have secured a discounted rate for our attendees at the Marriott Marquis downtown. 

To make reservations online, please click here. Using the link, you will be able to make, modify and cancel your hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel.

To make reservations via telephone, please use the following numbers. 

Reservations Toll Free: 1-877-622-3056
Reservations Local Phone: 619-234-1500


Self-parking at the convention center (up to 10 hours) at their prevailing rate. Currently at $15 per car.

  • Valet parking on Marriott property at $19 per car, upon availability.
  • Overnight parking rates are $32 for self-parking and $47 for Valet per car.

Fundamentals of Affordable Housing Institute

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 Support Network (RSSN) Institute

Resident services provided in conjunction with affordable housing are a vital tool to help low-income individuals and families overcomebarriers to success and achieve self-sufficiency. Resident servicesprofessionals play an indispensable role in changing the lives of theresidents they work with every day. Resident services professionalsfrom across the county attend this full day educational opportunity inorder to grow the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a moremeaningful impact in this important field.

Designed and implemented by the Resident Services Network (RSSN) in conjunction with the San Diego Housing Federation, the Resident Services Institute is an annual gathering of Resident Services professionals and providers. This day-long intensive learning event offers essential training, support, and networking opportunities around key and relevant topics related to providing programming in affordable housing communities. The conference is the culmination of a 2018 RSSN Training Series of monthly workshops providing certification for those who attend five of the eight workshops and the Institute.


SDHF is looking for volunteers for the 27th Annual Affordable Housing and Community Development Conference. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Sarah with your contact information and availability for the dates of October 3 and 4, 2018.

For questions, please contact Sarah Buchanan, Director of Events and Membership via email or at (619) 239-6693.

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