Residents United Network

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RUN San Diego is part of RUN statewide that organizes residents, resident service providers, and developers to support strategies that bring more affordable homes locally and in the state of California.


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In 2013, SDHF and its partners – City Heights CDC, MAAC and Community HousingWorks – launched a campaign to educate, engage and mobilize resident leaders from affordable developments throughout the County. After completing six Resident Leader training workshops, the Resident Leaders then become advocates for housing and the other issues that most profoundly impacts the quality of life in their neighborhoods. The intent of this program is to educate and activate people throughout the county who, as residents of affordable housing, are often disengaged and dis-empowered.

We are working in sites in many of the region’s most undeserved communities, including City Heights, Southeast San Diego, Escondido and Poway to recruit and develop resident leaders through our intensive Resident Leader- Popular Education curriculum that does not stop at making people aware or informed, but facilitates their becoming engaged in key issues in order to influence policy. Graduates from the program work to engage their own networks on community issues and how as residents they can exert their voice and effect change that improves their lives.

Our past graduates have gone on to become a part of Housing California's Residents United Network (RUN). Each year, with the support of SDHF and partners, San Diego's Resident Leaders have been able to join other advocates and residents from throughout the state. The leaders who attended in the past were able to lobby to their elected representatives for important upcoming affordable housing measures. Many were then able to attend Housing California's annual conference to become more informed on key affordable housing issues.




First Thursday of Every Month

Regional Action Committee, or RAC, is a once-a-month space for RUN leaders from our San Diego region to come together to discuss possible next steps that can be taken to advance issues and policies, and to also update one another on local and statewide activities and initiatives. This is the committee that ensures our regular Regional Convenings are taking place, that our local and statewide advocacy work is advancing throughout the year, and that our San Diego Network is continuing to thrive.

If you're interested in joining this passionate and active committee, contact the Resident and Community Organizer, Mehrsa at

Upcoming Events


February 21, 2019

Join one of six RUN Regional Convenings in California to kick off another successful year, discuss how we will advocate for our 2019 priority housing bills in Sacramento and in-district, and network with other RUN resident leaders, staff, and advocates in San Diego. Stay tuned for more information!

2019 Lobby Day & Housing California Conference

April 15, 2019

Join a hundred other resident leaders and advocates at the 2019 Housing California Lobby Day to speak as one voice with legislators and staff in the Capitol, about current affordable housing/homelessness bills and how they can change the lives of Californians.

Past Event

September 2018 Regional Convening

September 13, 2018

San Diego RUN extended its reach to North San Diego County, including parts of Oceanside, Vista, and Carlsbad. We had 30 residents, resident service providers, staff, and organizers attending the Convening, and a third were new members to RUN! 

2018 Ruby Awards

May 3, 2018

To view photos of our exciting Ruby Awards, click the button below.

SDHF 27th Annual Affordable Housing CONFERENCE

October 3 and 4, 2018

Resident United Network was well represented in multiple panel workshops and had exhibitor table of its own! We’re proud of our RUN Leaders for their contributions at the Conference.