A recap of an exciting milestone in disability-forward housing with the groundbreaking of affordable, accessible, and inclusive homes in San Fransisco.
Author: The Kelsey
Disability-forward housing is becoming a reality in the heart of San Francisco. On June 8th, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and disability community leaders joined The Kelsey, a San Francisco–based nonprofit that co-develops accessible, affordable, inclusive housing, and its co-developer, Mercy Housing California, to celebrate the groundbreaking for The Kelsey Civic Center.
Learn from The Kelsey’s team of people with and without disabilities about what it means to create Home for More and build a housing future that’s affordable, accessible, and inclusive.
A video recap of groundbreaking at The Kelsey Ayer Station in San Jose. Featuring remarks from Mayor Sam Liccardo, funding partners, and our Community Advisory Group.
It is Disability Pride Month, 32nd anniversary of the ADA and the 23rd anniversary of the US Supreme Court Decision of Olmstead. Check out the #OlmsteadAt23 Twitter chat recap and hear from partners about how this nation can make the right to community living a reality.
This month’s Element of the Month, from The Kelsey’s amazing Summer Analysts, Michelle Eastman, whose central access needs are mobility and height. Her element, Path Slopes, is an example of a design choice with additional benefits. An alternative to ramps or stairs, her element of choice creates comfort and ease of navigation in maneuvering spaces. Path Slopes don’t only support mobility and vision accessibility but also improve safety for all residents and guests.
The Kelsey Celebrates affordable, inclusive housing in San Jose
with the Groundbreaking of The Kelsey Ayer Station. This $75M project is underway with thanks to our community, partners, and funders.
Allie Cannington, The Kelsey’s Senior Manager of Advocacy and Organizing, is featured on the Freddie Mac Multifamily Podcast.
This month’s Element of the Month is from Erick Mikiten of Mikiten Architecture. Erick was a key consultant in developing the Housing Design Standards for Accessibility and Inclusion and has been an architect on many disability-forward housing communities. As a person with multiple disabilities and a designer, Erik believes “that to have an inclusive project, you need an inclusive process.” Read more about the element he values: People with Disabilities Represented on the Project Team.