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 Celebrates affordable, inclusive housing in San Jose
with the Groundbreaking of The Kelsey Ayer Station. This $75M project is underway with thanks to our community, partners, and funders.
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.
On January 26th the California Strategic Growth Council announced its recommendations for Round 6 Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program funding awards, and The Kelsey Civic Center project was recommended for a $20M award — a major milestone towards a fully funded project.
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.
Monday, August 9th, 2021, Isaac interviews colleague Allie Cannington, the Manager of Advocacy and Organizing at the Kelsey and Board Member, Andraéa LaVant, President and Chief Inclusion Consultant at LaVant Consulting to celebrate Disability Pride. In this conversation, we’ll better understand how intersectional identities can shape pride, learn about barriers holding us back, and the role of allies in co-leading efforts alongside people with disabilities.
Our co-founder Micaela joined East Bay real estate leader on his podcast about all things housing and disability. Full transcript below. Stephen Beard is a real estate agent and Accessibility Specialist. His podcast is about connecting people with unique knowledge or expertise about housing and accessibility.
This month The Kelsey joins a cohort of three teams who are leading national policy initiatives. We were accepted into the 2021 summer cohort of the Rise Justice Labs accelerator program, running from August to November 2021. This 12-week program is designed to support us in passing federal legislation around disability-forward housing.
Allie Cannington, Manager of Advocacy and Organizing provides a virtual tour of The Kelsey Ayer Station and The Kelsey Civic Center to investors and partners.