2022 Annual Report

Our Year In Review

When you work in affordable housing there are two big milestones that come just as your project goes from concept to construction—closing and groundbreaking. Closing is the process when financial partners and the development team come together to agree on loan terms, stipulations, and project details and then officially send the funds to get the project started. Groundbreaking is the symbolic day when the first shovels go into the ground as construction officially begins. Besides the fact that 2022 included both groundbreaking and closing at our first two Bay Area communities, The Kelsey Ayer Station and The Kelsey Civic Center, these processes symbolize more about how we approach advancing disability-forward housing across the field.

Like the closing process, much of the work in 2022 at The Kelsey was bringing stakeholders and partners together to support shared strategies for affordable, accessible, and inclusive housing. From designers who adopted the Housing Design Standards for Accessibility and Inclusion, partners who joined us to advance essential research, to disability service orgs utilizing our resources and technical assistance to advance their own housing priorities, The Kelsey’s impact this year was not about our single organization but collective impact we support to create opportunities for many to be part of the vision to build affordable, accessible, and inclusive homes.

Our team broke ground this year on more than just a 115-home disability-forward housing community in San Jose. While that milestone, shared with numerous community partners and Kelsey’s parents, was an incredible one for our mission and our team, the groundbreaking work of creating something where nothing stood before is felt across our efforts. Whether designing new policies needed to create housing opportunities for disabled people within the federal government or building new tools to make the leasing process more accessible to individuals with cognitive disabilities, The Kelsey is creating new opportunities in disability-forward housing where they did not exist before from housing sites to city halls.

The work of The Kelsey co-led by our team of people with and without disabilities is made possible by a generous community of supporters and a passionate network of advocates and partners. Read more for the impact we have made possible together this year to create Home for More.

Our Mission

The Kelsey advances disability-forward housing solutions that open doors to homes and opportunities for everyone. We both co-develop affordable, accessible, inclusive housing and lead advocacy and field-building efforts to create market conditions so inclusive housing becomes the norm.  

Our Values

Disability Forward – We bring our lived experiences as disabled people and allies to everything we do. We seek to create spaces where disability is a valued part of human identity and communities. We center access, practice interdependence, and value diversity. 

Intentional – We are thoughtful, curious, and deliberate. We deeply understand the systems impacting our work and willingly learn new strategies needed to advance our mission. 

Joyful – We value joy even as we undertake serious work and challenges. We create space for ourselves and our partners to experience community, fun, purpose, and happiness.  

Radically Inclusive – We are welcoming, care-centered, and accepting. We practice hospitality and foster belonging for all people in our community and networks, across their many identities and ideas.

Groundbreaking – We pave new ways to understand and approach the work we do, unconstrained by status quo and stigma. We transparently and willingly share our knowledge with others to make more impact possible and open new opportunities.

Our Team

Our mighty team of thirteen brings a lot to the table. Composed of people with and without disabilities and scattered across the United States, we share decades of lived experience of disability, deep knowledge of the housing sector, a relentless dedication to our mission, and so much more. 

Of course, we can’t do this alone. We are endlessly grateful to our amazing Board of Directors and Advisors for sharing their expertise and believing in this work. Click here to learn more about The Kelsey team.

Our Work in 2022

Enabling Our Mission

2022 Donors

Aaron Dannenbaum

Abude Al-Asaad

Adrian Katz

Alex Gambal

Alfred Sommer

Ali Och

Alice and Patrick Sheerin

Alicia DeLashmutt

Allyson Smith

Alyssa Cami

Amanda Jermyn

Amanda Roberts

Anastasia Economos

Anastasia Vournas & Bill Uhrig

Andrea Vallone

Andrew Allen

Andrew Shein

Andrew Slavin

Angelika Kligos

Anne and Paul Gambal

Anne Dunn

Anne Marie Cordingly

Anne Punzak Marcus

Annie Dang

Annie Lascoe

Annitsa Philliou

Annmarie Sieber

Anton Katz

Antonios Tsougarakis

Aria Finger

Aris Chicles

Ashton Wackym

Audrey Melville

Avi Bittan

Aviel Prager

Ayomide Bayowa

Ben & Christina Bullock

Ben Perelman

Benjamin Birnbaum

Benjamin Pruzan

Benjamin Tress

Bennett Dupont

Bethany Onyirimba

Betsy Zeger

Bharat Ganju

Brenda Jewett

Brendan Rok

Brett Andersen

Bridget Bussiere

Brittany Foster

Buck Bagot

Camryn McGinnis

Capri Roth

Carol King & Family

Caroline G

Caroline Hatch

Carrie Russell

Catie Bolt

Charles & Ann Johnson

Charles Bradford

Charles Sommer

Charlie Trefzger

Charlotte Belling

Charlotte Ferenbach

Chris Greenberg

Christ Economos

Christa Choy

Chyleene & Jack O’Connor

Claudia Burgener

Colin Johnson

Colin Tucker

Colleen Kelly

Collier Connell

Corrie Keegan

Craig Spaulding

Cyril Ekierman

Damien Ekechukwu

Dan Mucciolo

Daniel Wilson

David & Julia York Family

David Aron

David Zeger

Deirdre & Tim Shope

Dom Kelly

Don Hooper

Donna Zeger

Dr. John & Diane Eckstein

Durga Bobba

E Lindemann

Eeshan Talwar

Egon Durban

Eleanor Tufnell

Elisabeth Einaudi

Elizabeth Gambal

Elizabeth Grigsby

Elizabeth Grimes

Ellie Stein

Ellie Still

Emma B

Eric Fifer

Eric Spies

Erik & Leslie Doyle

Erin McLaughlin

Evan Deahl

Evan Ryder

Felix de Grey

Gabrielle Perenchio

Geoff & Amy Yang

George Staphos

George Tsougarakis

George Weiner

Glenn Bradfield

Greg McIntosh

Gregorio Gomez

Grigsby Peterson

Hanna Jerome

Hanna Kamaric

Harriet MacEacharn

Harry Bruges

Heather Ferrai

Henry Azizamosi

Henry Dyke

Henry Holmes

Ian Armony

Isabella Mansfield

Isabella Robinson

Iyassu Berhanu

Jack Beckwith

Jack Cobbold

Jack Fleming

Jacob Benedict

Jacob Bennett

Jacob Hill

James Falzone

Jamie & Susan Carlin

Jane and Jeff Ferketic

Jane Gladwin

Janis Buchanan

Jaydn DeWald

Jennifer Goodward

Jenny Koff

Jeremy Ney

Jerry G Makris

Jesse Rosenstein

Jesse White

Jessie Rosenman

Jill Stern

Jim and Patty White

Jim Economos

Joanie Williams

Joanne Katz & Scott Zeger

Joel Zeger

John Clement

John Mace

John Poneros

Jordan Leigh

Jordan Lincenberg

Josephine Becker

Josh Stauffer

Judith Koff

Justine Miner

Kate Albright

Kate Walker

Kathleen Page

Kayla Ahmed

Keenan Connery

Keli Savage

Kelley O’Brien

Kelly Gray

Kelly Zook

Kim Cory

Kira Tsougarakis

Kiriakoula Poneros

Lauren Fernandez

Lauren Nilles

Leah Alfageme

Lee Ferketic

Leopoldo Rossano

Lily Szajnberg-Martinez

Lisa Detwiler

LizaDawn Ramirez

Lizzy Goldstein

Louie Holloway

Lucas Cofer

Lucas van der Schalk

Lulu Ward

Lynda & John Marren

Mae Pennington

Marc Jerome

Marilyn Flynn

Marina Lindsay-Brown

Marion Buglione

Marisa Onanian

Marisa Wiesman

Mark Hughes

Mark Jordan

Marni Sommer

Mary Mattaliano

Mary Turnbull

Matheus and Jessica Groberio

Matthew Kann

Max Reiter

Max Zeger

Megan Yang

Meghan Hussey

Meredith Santini

Michael John

Michael Steele

Mike Deines & Darryl Fisher

Mila Cuda

Molly Wiesman

Nadine Fontan

Nana Owusu-Nyantekyi

Nathan Rodriguez

Nicholas Rawlinson

Nick Baughan

Nick Gambal

Nicola Ferretti

Nicole Kaiser

Nikki Ferketic

Olivia Honychurch

Omari Maxwell

Omri Bloch

Paige Lerman

Patricia Caspers Ross

Patty Shwartz

Peter Karas

Peter Kiernan

Phil & Whitney Arnautou

Philip Rosenman

Ra Elvidge

Rachel Kastner

Rachel Mendelson

Rachel Philbin

Rana Ipeker

Rebecca & Ron Lascoe

Rich Ferketic

Richard & Irma Frank

Riley Manke

Rob Wyatt

Robert Carbonneau

Robert Taylor

Ronnie & Karen Lott

Rosanne Shea

Ruth F

Ryan Beattie

Sakurako & William Fisher

Samantha Zeger

Sandi Michaelson

Sara Eadie

Sarah Bicknell

Sarah Istel

Saswat Panda

Sebastian Levy

Shaina Li

Shane Berry

Sheila Goodman

Shelley Forrest

Shep Hardison

Sinead Gorby

Sohrab Godrej

Sophia Baker

Sophie and Ferg Cockram

Spencer Taylor

Spiro Dongaris

Stephanie Cornell

Stephanie Witt

Steve Ferketic

Steve Johnson

Steve Wade

Steven Katz

Stu Francis

Swathi Bonda

Sydney Alabaster

Tara Flynn Frates

Teddy Szyperski

Teresa Mastrangelo

Terri Quinn

The Edwards Family

The Moran Family

Thomas Dunn

Tim Bacon

Tracy & Greg Johnson

Tyler Logigian

Vanessa Prill

W Cannon Spotswood

Will Goodman

Will Lucas

William Detwiler

Wilson Craig

Zach Speirs & Micaela Connery

Zack Mitchell

Burkehaven Family Foundation

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Ford Foundation

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation



RFI Foundation

Skadden Foundation

California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

The Housing Lab

Wells Fargo Foundation

Brookfield Properties

Capital One

Enterprise Community Partners


Keyframe Capital

Morgan Stanley


San Francisco Giants*

Satellite Healthcare

Sazerac Company

Sigma Nu

The Raine Group

Toast, Inc.

Union Bank


Cahill Contractors LLC

Looking Forward

In 2023, we affirm our commitment to building inclusive housing communities that meet immediate housing needs and demonstrate scalable new models of disability-forward housing. 

We are preparing for lease-up for our first two California communities and expanding into new markets in response to community requests nationwide. We are digging deeper with our advocacy efforts to make affordable, inclusive, accessible housing available in more communities. We continue to strengthen the housing field by providing the tools and resources people need so that every community is equipped to be disability-forward.

We’re so excited for the road ahead and endlessly grateful to everyone in The Kelsey community for believing in our work and helping us achieve Home for More.