Time & Location
May 19, 2020, 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
About The Event
Elevating the Issues & Debunking the Myths
Affordable Housing Month invites us to think about the importance of housing access, affordability, and inclusion for all people who need it. In California and nationwide, people with disabilities, disproportionately people of color with disabilities, are impacted the most by the housing crisis because of the serious lack of affordable, accessible, and community-based integrated housing. We hope today’s chat can elevate the housing issues impacting people with disabilities, debunk the myths that can prevent real change across the fields of Disability and Affordable Housing, and share ideas and resources that can move us closer to a place where all people have the affordable, accessible, and inclusive housing they need. About the Co-Host
Disability Rights California (DRC) is the agency designated under federal law to protect and advocate for the rights of Californians with disabilities. The mission of DRC is to advance the rights, dignity, equal opportunities, and choices for all people with disabilities. For more information, visit www.disabilityrightsca.org.
Housing California is the voice in the state Capitol for children, seniors, families, people experiencing homelessness, and everyone who needs a safe, stable, affordable, and accessible place to call home in a vibrant, inclusive and prosperous community. Housing CA’s vision grew from a clear understanding that the systems that have excluded underserved people for decades need to change. For 40 years, Housing CA has built a reputation for connecting cross-sector priorities and uniting diverse networks and coalitions to advocate for equitable public policy that addresses the core issues around homelessness and housing affordability. For more information, visit www.housingca.org/.
The Kelsey accelerates and advocates for housing where people with and without disabilities, of all incomes and backgrounds, can live and thrive together. Their approach is a joint direct impact strategy in housing development coupled with broader work in advocacy, community organizing, and field-building. They have 240+ homes in their pipeline with developments in San Jose and San Francisco. For more information, visit www.thekelsey.org. How to Participate
Follow @TheKelseyMore, @DisabilityCA, and @HousingCA for the latest information about the chat. If you want to save the time and date, register here, on our events page!
When the chat starts at 3 PM, click on the ‘Latest’ tab for the hashtag #HousingAccess4All. This will show you the questions and everyone’s responses in real-time.
If you are overwhelmed by the number of tweets and just want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check our blog!
Another way to participate in the chat is to use this app that allows you to pause the chat if the tweets are coming at you too fast: http://www.tchat.io/
- Here is a link for people who are new to Twitter on starting an account and how to use it: https://help.twitter.com/en/new-user-faq
- Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-to-participate-in-a-twitter-chat/546805/
- Check out this captioned ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddchttps://www.facebook.com/HEARDDC/videos/1181213075257528/
Introductory Tweets & Chat Questions
Read the questions and prep your answers here on our blog!
If you have any questions or need more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org