The Kelsey in Shelterforce on the Intersection of Disability and Affordable Housing

An image of the header of an article in the publication Shelterforce. Text on image reads, “Shelterforce: The Original Voice of Community Development.” Text with the title of the article reads, “Cross-Disability Design Makes Housing Better for Everyone.” “Affordable housing projects should incorporate a range of accessibility features, going above and beyond code requirements. Here’s why.” Text underneath the title reads, “By Fatimah Aure and Caroline Bas, June 13, 2023,” the names of the article’s authors and the date of publication.

The Kelsey was featured in a new Shelterforce series exploring the intersection of disability and affordable housing. Fatimah Aure, our Director of Field and Capacity Building, and Caroline Bas, our Chief Operating Officer, write about the universal benefits of cross-disability design and The Kelsey’s open-source resources for implementation. The article highlights how designing for a wide range of support needs, designing for community connection, and gathering input from people with lived experience with disabilities can lead to design choices that benefit everyone. Read the full article here.