What We Do

 
 
 
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HOME IS...CREATING OPPORTUNities

About Us

Since 1990, San Diego Housing Federation has been the collective voice of those who support, build, and finance affordable housing in the San Diego region. San Diego Housing Federation creates affordable housing opportunities for low-income people by expanding the knowledge, capacity, and influence of the affordable housing development community. In addition to our advocacy work, SDHF offers professional training, networking opportunities, and provides resources for housing policy advocates.

 
 

AdvocatE

We advocate for those with very low incomes who are most severely impacted by the absence of an adequate supply of affordable homes in the region.

Protect

We inform the public, media, and decision makers about the need for more safe, healthy and affordable homes in the region.

Expand

We expand the expertise of our members and others interested in learning about trends, best practices, and opportunities in affordable housing development.

 

NETWORK

We offer networking opportunities to enable members to make new, and strengthen, existing connections.

EDUCATE

We provide information to members, policymakers, and the community about affordable housing trends and initiatives.

BUILD

We build coalitions to enable us to act more effectively.

 
 
 
 
HOME IS… PEACE, TRANQUILITY, SAFE, AND SECURE.
— MARIA HERNANDEZ, ADVOCATE AND RESIDENT OF SOLARA APARTMENTS IN POWAY
 
 
 
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Our Mission


Working as a coalition of affordable housing developers, advocates, and other organizations, we promote the creation of quality affordable housing focused on lower income families and people in need.

Our Values


San Diego Housing Federation values policies, programs and projects that demonstrate a commitment to a long-term and holistic approach to community development by:

  • Serving households with lower incomes.
  • Delivering permanent affordability.
  • Building to the highest and most environmentally sustainable standards.
  • Contributing to and improving upon the social and physical fabric of the surrounding community.
  • Incorporating broader community development strategies.
  • Demonstrating good stewardship of public resources and maximizing public benefit.
  • Contributing to strategies for ending poverty.
 
 
 
 
 

Who We Are

 
 
 
 
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Our History

San Diego Housing Federation was formed in 1990 with the goal of strengthening the non-profit affordable housing development industry in San Diego County. In our early years, we were known as the Nonprofit Federation for Housing and Community Development. In 2001 our name was changed to San Diego Housing Federation in order to better reflect the growing diversity of our membership. San Diego Housing Federation is organized as a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt charitable organization governed by an 11-member Board of Directors.