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About Us

San Diego Interfaith Housing Foundation (SDIHF) has served the housing needs of San Diegans since 1968. Our mission is to enrich the lives of low and moderate-income families, seniors and persons with disabilities through the provision of affordable housing.

SDIHF has developed more than 1,300 affordable apartment homes in San Diego County, improving the quality of life for thousands of families. The Foundation’s role in these developments ranges from site identification and analysis to negotiating complex purchase agreements and financing packages. SDIHF also has vast experience supervising development teams including the selection of architects, engineers, contractors and construction management firms.

The staff at SDIHF has more than 100 combined years of housing development and management experience and includes experts in tax credit and equity-debt financing. The Foundation independently finances, owns and operates all of its affordable housing communities, which are collectively valued at more than $100 million. SDIHF’s annual operating budget is approximately $14 million with over $8 million in reserve assets.

All SDIHF communities are maintained at the highest level of quality and excellence. Respected industry groups including the San Diego Housing Commission, the San Diego Housing Federation, the Central City Association and the Fannie Mae Foundation have recognized several of our communities.

Founded by local churches, SDIHF seeks to create living environments that support and encourage residents to pursue additional education and set job-training goals. These Resident Services (link to residents services page), some of which are offered onsite lead to financial and personal independence and empower residents to become responsive, involved neighbors.