Element-of-the-Month: Fiona Ruddy

This month, we are thrilled to feature Fiona Ruddy of Mercy Housing California, our beloved partner and co-developer of The Kelsey Civic Center. Fiona comes from a public health background with a deep passion for overall wellness and environmental sustainability. Her chosen element, Flooring Materials, highlights the health benefits of hard surfaces for flooring rather than carpet. Along with better health outcomes, this element boosts better design choices for disability-forward housing communities. She articulates the dual benefits saying “In addition to the health benefits for children and immunocompromised people, hard surface flooring is a practical, durable design choice.”

Element-of-the-Month Template: Kitchen Layout Plans

The Kelsey is honored to highlight a resident from an Inclusive Houser Network organization, Main Street (Rockville, Maryland). Our featured resident is named Kathryn and is also on staff at their on-site eatery called The Soulfull Cafe. Kathryn’s favorite element is Kitchen Layout Plans which allows her space to maneuver freely and have up to two people comfortably cook at once. Kathryn talks about how the enhanced accessibility of her kitchen layout gives her the ability to live independently.

Molly’s Journey To Her #Homeformore

Having gone to college and lived away from my parents, I never thought it would be 13 years after I graduated until I would finally move out on my own…but that’s what happened.