On this day in 1999, Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C., mandated that segregating people with disabilities into institutions constitutes discrimination and violated Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Olmstead was a case about housing and community living. L.C., Lois Curtis, had received care in a Georgia hospital. Yet, when she was ready to move back to the community, that option was denied.
Over the past year, we have made steady progress towards groundbreaking on our fully inclusive, mixed-ability, mixed-income community in the heart of San Jose.
Bring your own services and join The Kelsey’s Oakland partner communities. Create your home, connect with residents, and utilize our signature Inclusion ConciergeTM program. Vetted apartment homes are located at Atlas Oakland, with coliving options at Starcity Downtown Oakland.
While The Kelsey cannot provide one-on-one support for those seeking housing assistance navigating the process, we hope this resource sheet can help connect you to individual supports.
Welcome to the Leaders for Inclusive Community podcast. Today, Isaac interviews Micaela Connery, Founder and CEO of The Kelsey.
The Kelsey co-founder, Micaela Connery, speaks to the San Francisco Chronicle about Disability-forward housing.
Announcing a $5.3 million loan from Google for our first project, The Kelsey Ayer Station in San Jose. We’re proud to say that The Kelsey is “the first specific project that the tech giant has backed since announcing a $250 million fund dedicated to addressing the San Francisco Bay Area’s affordable housing shortage.”
Caroline oversees finance, operations, and housing development work at The Kelsey.
For their commencement issue, The Harvard Gazette chose Micaela as the featured alumni from Harvard Kennedy School to discuss her vision for Disability-forward housing.
This month marks two years since we made The Kelsey ‘official’. The work started a few years prior while a research fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies and incubated at the Harvard Social Innovation and Change Initiative.