The Kelsey | SXSW 2024 Recap

A recap of The Kelsey’s panel conversation, “Designing a Disability-Forward Housing Future,” at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2024.

Disability & Housing Narrative Change Cohort 2024

The Kelsey launched its inaugural Disability & Housing Narrative Change Cohort. Facilitated by staff with lived experience, this year-long virtual cohort will amplify housing stories and insights from disabled leaders nationwide to elevate the need for disability-forward housing solutions.

Martha’s Vineyard Inclusive Housing Convening

The Kelsey’s co-founder and CEO, Micaela Connery, and Housing Development Manager, Katie McAuley, visited Martha’s Vineyard to host a series of community engagement events, culminating in a Disability-Forward Housing Convening. The Convening was hosted in partnership with Martha’s Vineyard Inclusive Communities (MVIC), a local group of resident advocates who are organizing for more inclusive housing developments. The MVIC and The Kelsey will continue their work together via a Technical Assistance contract to propose a gentle-density, mixed-income housing development on the island.

The VITAL Act has been introduced in the United States Senate.

The VITAL Act, Visitable Inclusive Tax Credits Act for Accessible Living, has been introduced in the United States Senate. If enacted, the bill would increase investment in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC) and ensure that developers are building more accessible, affordable housing.