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Annual Conference and Pre-Conference Institutes


  • Hilton San Diego Bayfront 1 Park Boulevard San Diego, CA, 92101 United States (map)

2019 Annual Conference October 9 and 10 at the Hilton Bayfront


Building a Movement

San Diego Housing Federation’s 29th Annual Affordable Housing and Community Development Conference will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 with Pre-Conference Institutes on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the Hilton Bayfront 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.


Conference Workshop Proposals Submissions Now Closed.

Thank you to those who submitted workshop proposals. All proposers will be notified the week of July 5th whether your workshop has been selected for the conference.

The final description of the workshop, all bios for speakers, panelists, and moderators, AV needs, and full contact list of speakers for all accepted workshops must be sent by Friday, July 26, 2019 to Sarah.

Theme: Building a Movement


The Voices Of Our City Choir will once again open our Conference on October 10 with a special performance!

Founded in 2016 by San Diego musicians Steph Johnson and Nina Deering, Voices Of Our City Choir was created in response to the current housing crisis. The choir serves as a space for mutual aid and community building, as well as giving voice to San Diego's homeless community, past and present. Read more here.


Breakfast Keynote

Breakfast Keynote will begin with a special performance from the Voices Of Our City Choir and address by Executive Director of San Diego Housing Federation, Stephen Russell.

Stephen is a graduate of the NewSchool Architecture. His background includes working in city government and many years spent in community & economic development, including a decade on the board of the City Heights Community Development Corporation. He is a current Board member of CalHFA, Housing California, the NewSchool Foundation, and Civic San Diego.


Lunch Keynote

Chris Ko, Managing Director of Homelessness and Strategic Initiatives for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

Chris serves as the Managing Director of Homelessness and Strategic Initiatives for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. In this role, he leads California's broadest community-based effort to end homelessness, doubled participation in the homeless count, directed the coalition that created and passed historic ballot measures around homelessness, and lead the architecture of the Coordinated Entry System, which went onto became a national model after boosting priority housing placements by over 500%. Chris began his work as an Urban Studies major at the University of Pennsylvania and was named one of Next City's 40-under-40 Vanguards and Empowerment Congress's 40-under-40 civic leaders in LA.


Agenda

Click here for the general agenda.

Conference Tracks include:

  • Communications and Engagement

  • Design, Development, and Operations

  • Emerging Trends

  • Housing Finance

  • Policy and Advocacy

  • Supportive Housing

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


What to expect

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


Consider a Sponsorship for 2019!

Show your support for excellence in San Diego Affordable Housing and consider a sponsorship in 2019. Full sponsorship packets and other opportunities will be announced soon. 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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Parking

SDHF has arranges for a discounted rate for parking at the conference hotel, Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

  • Self-Parking: $12 per car

  • Valet Parking: $16 per car

Overnight Parking

  • Self-Parking: $32 per car

  • Valet Parking: $47 per car


Fundamentals of Affordable Housing Institute

The Fundamentals of Affordable Housing Institute is a day-long educational training that will provide an overview of the affordable housing development process, including feasibility, design, construction, finance and operations. The institute is presented by experienced affordable housing professionals, including an architect, developer and financial consultants. This institute is especially useful and targeted to entry-level project managers, members of the board of directors of nonprofit developers and staff of public agencies, but all are invited to learn.


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 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.

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 2019 RSSN Training Series of monthly workshops providing certification for those who attend five of the eight workshops and the Institute.


Supportive Housing Learning Network (SHLN) Institute

The Supportive Housing Learning Network fits a critical unmet need for Affordable Housing Property Managers working in Supportive Housing developments for formerly homeless people with complex needs. The network brings together organizations with Supportive Housing and Affordable Housing units that share common issues, needs, and goals. By convening together to share lessons learned, best practices, and updated techniques, the Supportive Housing Learning Network trainings provide practitioners in supportive housing with the tools needed to achieve successful outcomes at their properties.

Designed and implemented by the Supportive Housing Learning Network (SHLN) in conjunction with the San Diego Housing Federation, the 2019 SHLN Institute is the first annual gathering of 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 2019 SHLN Training Series of monthly workshop.


Volunteer

SDHF is looking for volunteers for the 29th 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 9 and 10, 2019.

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

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