SDHF 2020 Annual Conference: An RSG Retrospect

RSG recently attended the SDHF Annual Conference where we had the pleasure of joining thought leaders and advocates of affordable housing from all over the state for some enlightening and inspiring sessions on the state of housing today.  With the theme of 30 Years of Building Better Futures, keynote sessions focused on the roles housing and community economics, housing and public health, and racial injustice play in affordable housing.  Additionally, the conference offered a number of workshops covering everything from policy and advocacy to emerging trends to the design, development, and operations in the realm of affordable housing.  With our current work on a proposed Homekey project in San Diego County, we found the Project Homekey: From Hotel to Home workshop very illuminating, with takeaways like funding being oversubscribed, the number of awards issued from CARES Act funding and award closure dates anticipated to occur before Veterans Day.

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We also had the honor of co-presenting one of this year’s workshops, Housing Jeopardy, where RSG Principal Tara Matthews joined Elizabeth Hull, Partner from legal firm Best Best & Krieger LLP, and Leilani Hines, Housing Manager for the City of Chula Vista Housing Division in providing attendees with information on Housing law and how communities are addressing State mandates.  Thank you to everyone who participated in this session as we hope you found it informative and as engaging as we did!

We look forward to joining you all again at next year’s conference and until then, keep up the great work in doing your part to create and advance solutions for the state’s affordable housing crisis.