The Kelsey is honored to be the recipient of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Impact Award recognizing our partnerships to support inclusive housing in San Francisco.
The Kelsey partners with Urban Institute on a project entitled: Disability-Forward Housing Future – A Needs Definition and Case for Impact. The research will serve as a blueprint for what existing data tells us, what further research may be needed, and the broad-based policy solutions to meet the need. At key milestones, this project is being guided by a pilot Community Advisory Board, which you can learn more about in this post.
It is Disability Pride Month, 32nd anniversary of the ADA and the 23rd anniversary of the US Supreme Court Decision of Olmstead. Check out the #OlmsteadAt23 Twitter chat recap and hear from partners about how this nation can make the right to community living a reality.
Allie Cannington, The Kelsey’s Senior Manager of Advocacy and Organizing, is featured on the Freddie Mac Multifamily Podcast.
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.
The Kelsey is excited to be working with the Century Foundation’s new Disability Justice Economic team. As we begin that work, Micaela Connery, Allie Cannington and Fatimah Aure were featured on the Century Foundation’s “Off Kilter” Podcast where they discussed The Kelsey’s work and how we are working to change housing policy by centering the voices and needs of people with disabilities.
The Kelsey shared public comment to the National Council on Disability about the need to invest in home and community based services (HCBS) and align HCBS with housing invements.
The Kelsey shared public comment to CA’s Department of Housing & Community Development how to better embed disability forward housing solutions into the state’s streamlined application process.
The Ford Foundation recently announced its first-ever program focused on advancing the rights of people with disabilities in the United States. Rebecca Cokley leads the new program as Ford’s program officer.