Our housing experiences, or our lack of housing, are fundamental to our story as people. Stories are how we understand what’s possible when people have the access to a home and a supportive community and what housing is needed.
Dear Sens. Hassan, Brown, and Casey and Rep. Dingell,
Thank you for your tremendous leadership and for this opportunity to comment on your discussion draft of the Home and Community Based Services Access Act (the “HAA”). The Kelsey is in strong support of this legislation, with its potential to transform our country's care infrastructure and help to ensure that the promise of the landmark Olmstead decision is fully realized for all Americans with disabilities
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.
LizaDawn focuses on securing, stewarding, and leveraging philanthropic, public, and private resources through meaningful partnerships to fundraise for The Kelsey’s disability- forward housing communities.