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.
Opening Statement “Chairwoman Beatty and Ranking Member Gonzalez, and members of the Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to testify today. My name is Allie Cannington, a white queer disabled jew living in Oakland, CA, who has been organizing in the cross-disability rights movement for over a decade. Currently, I am the …
The Century Foundation and Ford Foundation recently launched the Disability Economic Justice Collaborative to level the playing field regarding economic justice for people with disabilities. The Kelsey is thrilled to Join the Collaborative to advance housing access, as essential to both disability justice and economic opportunity.
Learn more about The Kelsey, our vision for inclusive community, our impact in 2021, and what is ahead in 2022. Film created by Inclusion Films.
Allie Cannington, Manager of Advocacy and Organizing provides a virtual tour of The Kelsey Ayer Station and The Kelsey Civic Center to investors and partners.
More often than not, housing doesn’t meet the needs of people with disabilities. Some housing is too expensive, and some housing is too hard to navigate physically, emotionally, or otherwise. In part, this is because there are not enough disabled leaders working in the housing field. Also, people with disabilities are not often taught about the housing field and how housing gets built. Because of this, they are not often given the opportunities to get more involved in the housing field. If there can be more disabled leaders in the field, they can help to transform housing so that it can be more affordable, accessible, and inclusive.
Recently, Co-Founder Kelsey would have celebrated her 33rd birthday. Anyone who knew Kelsey would tell you her favorite sign was more. Anything she loved and enjoyed, she wanted more of it. The Kelsey exists because of Kelsey, and we strive to make more possible in communities inspired by her perpetual asking for ‘more’.
The Housing Consortium Executive Director Darin Lounds discusses the Together We Can Do More initiative.
Shannon Des Roches Rosa has been writing about autism and parenting since 2003. She’s the co-founder of Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism and the editor of the book by the same name.
Learn more about the Together We Can Do More Initiative happening right now in your community. Find more resources including the full report on our Learn Center. See how we’re applying this to The Kelsey Ayer Station and The Kelsey Civic Center.