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Workshop Proposals Due! Annual Conference and Pre-Conference Institutes

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

Call for Workshop Proposals Now Open!
Proposals Due Friday, June 1, 2018


San Diego Housing Federation’s annual Affordable Housing & Community Development Conference brings together more than 400 developers, builders, architects, lenders, property managers, service providers, elected and agency officials and staff, community and business leaders to share innovative approaches to affordable housing, community, and economic development. We invite you to share your expertise with us at this conference as a workshop presenter or convener.


To the degree possible, workshops should focus on responses to recent changes in the social and political environment; these include increasing housing instability for a growing number of individuals and families and addressing uncertainty of programs that have long supported affordable housing and community development. In these changing times, what forward-thinking solutions can be examined to preserve the positive impact affordable homes have on human health, families, financial mobility or children’s educational outcomes; or its role as a driver of economic growth, workforce development and neighborhood revitalization?

Workshop Tracks and Guidelines Information

Workshop Application  

All workshop proposals are due to Sarah Buchanan on Friday, June 1, 2018.

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What to expect

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

Sponsorship Information

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. Reservation information will me made available soon.


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 2017 RSSN Training Series of monthly workshops providing certification for those who attend five of the eight workshops and the Institute.





Earlier Event: June 12
Policy Committee Meeting
Later Event: June 20
RSSN Workshop: Resource Fair