Inclusive Partner Properties

Oakland, California

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Oakland, California

The Kelsey is excited to offer homes and inclusive programming in Oakland for the Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB) clients. Two communities are leasing now: individual apartments in Atlas and coliving homes in various locations in Oakland.

We work with future and current residents with disabilities throughout leasing and move-in and support them as residents once they live in the communities. Monthly events and 1:1 meetings with a dedicated Inclusion Concierge will support meeting your neighbors, building community, and connecting with RCEB and other services. Build your own home for more in downtown Oakland a prime location close access to jobs, community, culture, services, and transit.

Atlas Oakland: 385 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

  • A luxury apartment building, residents can rent studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedroom private apartments. The community offers residents full access to high-end amenities including a rooftop deck, fitness center, sunset lounge, terrace, pool and spa, storage areas, bike lockers, a 24-hour doorman, and more. Units feature brand new appliances, an in-unit washer and dryer, and in some units floor to ceiling windows.

Inclusion Concierge Program

Our Inclusion Concierge supports residents by working alongside the partner property owners and managers to provide an extra level to support people to live independently within the community. They support inclusion by.

  • Developing resident-centered programs, connections, and supports that foster an opportunity for residents to access services to live in an integrated community. 
  • Planned Inclusion Hours events designed by and with people with disabilities to promote accessibility and engagement for all to explore and enjoy the surrounding community and neighborhood.
  • Providing an engaging environment that encourages independent living, healthy interdependent relationships, and professional growth opportunities.

For more information or to schedule a time to discuss unit options, floor plans, and learn more, please contact The Kelsey Housing and Resident Services Manager by email at housing@thekelsey.org or use our contact form.

View of downtown Oakland Skyline with Atlas in the forefront.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be support services offered at these partnership locations?

Designed with and for people with disabilities, The Kelsey’s signature Inclusion Concierge program enables residents to live independently with the support of their preferred service providers. Together with service and housing partners, we support residents with and without disabilities by connecting them to programs and activities for successful, sustainable permanent housing. Our Inclusion Concierge also plays a daily role in fostering inclusion, supporting a quality resident experience, and promoting connections between neighbors. 

All residents should have a desire to live independently and have existing personal supports and services in place. Existing supports are unique to each individual but this can include personal care attendants, independent living and/or supported living instructors, employment services, and healthcare providers. Residents should be open to participate in Inclusion Hours events and engage with The Kelsey Inclusion Concierge.  

What is The Kelsey Inclusion Concierge program?

The Kelsey’s signature Inclusion Concierge program creates a resident-centered experience that benefits everyone. The Inclusion Concierge plays a daily role in fostering inclusion, supporting a quality resident experience, and promoting connections within the community. This is accomplished through:

  • Offering regular Inclusion Hours (inclusive community events welcoming to people with and without disabilities) within The Kelsey and surrounding community
  • Facilitating Circles of Support, neighbor-to-neighbor connections, and other unpaid inclusive community supports for residents with disabilities
  • Supporting high quality, effective services through connecting residents to desired supports and service providers, programs, and agencies
  • Facilitating provider, partner, and contractor check-ins and check-outs and cultivate relationships with the resident and company’s preferred vendors
  • Assist residents in instances where there is an interruption in services, desire to secure new service providers, or need to adjust services
  • Supporting and providing training to property management to ensure on-site staff have the tools to work with residents with and without disabilities

Can I live with a friend or roommate?

Atlas Oakland includes 2-bedroom options that you’re welcome to apply for with a roommate to share an apartment together.

Are the locations accessible?

All common areas at Atlas Oakland are ADA accessible, and apartment homes are ADA adaptable (some ADA-compliant units). Features include outlet extenders, pull-out breadboards, kick-plates, and cabinets, grab bar installation and other reasonable accommodations upon request. 

All of our co-living community partners have either elevator access or ground-floor accessible apartments. Shared areas have wide corridors and open community spaces. Reasonable accommodations within living units can be made upon request.

What are the expectations of the residents receiving the Inclusion Concierge Program services?

The Kelsey is committed to supporting housing success for all people with disabilities who desire to live in the community. We are not an in-home service provider and our Inclusion Concierge welcomes an individual meeting to confirm whether the housing communities in Oakland can meet your individual needs and support service coordination. 

Is transportation provided? 

Each of the partnership sites is conveniently located near BART and bus lines, and residents can utilize the BART and bus lines for transportation to and from events and activities. Residents can receive training on utilizing the transportation system and other tips on commuting via public transportation in Oakland. Residents are responsible for all transportation costs.

Will there be 24-hour supervision at these partnership locations?

There will not be 24-hour supervision at the partnership community residences. However, there will be 24-hour support available for serious medical and maintenance emergencies. 

Atlas Oakland does have 24 hours security and a doorman. 

Will there be planned activities at these partnership locations?

Yes! All partnership sites will have planned community events that you can choose to engage in.

Are there income qualifications that residents must meet to live at these partnerships locations?

Yes. All households applying must meet the minimum income requirements depending on location and may need to pass a credit check during the rental application process. Partnership locations accept co-signers and alternative forms of income. A security deposit is required at each partnership location. Additional security and/or cosigner may be required depending on income, credit history, and individual circumstances. 

How can I sign up to live here?

Please connect with Kyle at housing@thekelsey.org to discuss your housing needs, budget, and review which property is the best fit. Then we can support you through the housing application process and into resident move-in.

These projects aren’t a fit for me, do you have other housing available?

In our two projects that we are building from the ground up, The Kelsey Ayer Station in San Jose and The Kelsey Civic Center in San Francisco, we do have apartments ranging from $500/month to $2,200/month. Check out project pages for more details.