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.

Reflecting on Olmstead Panels

20 years after the Supreme Court held in Olmstead that the segregation of people with disabilities is discrimination, we can point to progress and success—but there is still work to be done and conversations to be had.