Category: Housing Stories
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.”
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.
Urban Institute & The Kelsey Publish New Research
The Kelsey partners with The Urban Institute for assessment on the housing needs of people with disabilities.
Four runners are taking on the New York City Marathon in honor of The Kelsey
Four runners are taking on the New York City Marathon next weekend in honor of The Kelsey. These champions for inclusive housing have raised over $20,000 (and counting!) with their fundraising efforts in support of The Kelsey. Help them reach their $25,000 goal!
The Kelsey Receives $37 Million from California Housing Accelerator to Co-Develop 112 Disability-Forward Homes in San Francisco
Inclusive Houser Network
We are thrilled to share the creation of a new collaborative that The Kelsey is convening. It is called the Inclusive Houser Network, an impressive group of organizations developing or operating disability-forward, inclusive housing across the country.
The Kelsey & Urban Institute launch: Disability-Forward Housing Future – A Needs Definition and Case for Impact
The Kelsey partners with Urban Institute on a project entitled: Disability-Forward Housing Future – A Needs Definition and Case for Impact. The research will serve as a blueprint for what existing data tells us, what further research may be needed, and the broad-based policy solutions to meet the need. At key milestones, this project is being guided by a pilot Community Advisory Board, which you can learn more about in this post.
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.
Celebrating the Groundbreaking of The Kelsey Ayer Station
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.