The Housing Policy Leadership Academy is an intensive learning opportunity open to influencers and leaders across San Diego County who want to better understand and be able to impactfully address our housing affordability crisis. Those who are new to housing, as well as those who are experienced in housing policy but are looking to expand their knowledge, are encouraged to apply.  Each class is carefully curated to assure that the cohort is comprised of a range of professionals from varying disciplines and backgrounds.

Through this program, we are working to expand and develop an on-going network of informed, passionate housing policy advocates committed to creating healthy housing markets for all.

The program will include a varied 8-week curriculum with hosted networking hours and guest speakers who bring both insight and expertise to a range of housing issues.   The curriculum will cover the following 8 modules:

  1. Framing the State of the Housing Crisis
  2. Planning and Regulatory Environment
  3. Market Rate Development/ Healthy Labor Markets
  4. Affordable Housing Development/Impacted Communities: LMI Renters, Communities
  5. Impacted Communities: Homeless Populations
  6. Impacted Communities: Economy and Employers
  7. Federal and Regional Policy
  8. State and Local Policy

Our Summer class begins July 8 and runs every Monday until August 26, 3:30pm to 6:30pm, with the hosted networking immediately following from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Classes will be public transit accessible and held in close proximity to downtown San Diego.

The price for attending the class is $200 for elected and appointed officials, $300 for nonprofit and public sector employee attendees, and $400 for private sector professionals.  A few scholarships are available for those who need financial support.

We are able to offer this program at these low costs due to support from our sponsors who believe that educated leaders make better decisions that will build a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable future for our region.

Click here to fill out the application to be considered for the Summer Class. To submit your application, please download the form and click “Submit Form” once completed. Applications are due June 7th by 5PM PST. Class attendees will be confirmed by June 21st. 

For more information, please contact Jennifer LeSar or Sarah Snook.