San Francisco’s first disability-forward housing community breaks ground

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.

Creating Home for More at The Kelsey

A video 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.

Video: Breaking ground in San Jose

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.

Making the Right to Community Living A Reality

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.

Element of the Month: Path Slopes

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.

Element of the Month: People with Disabilities Represented on the Project Team

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.