22 Years After Olmstead

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.

Housing Options Available in Oakland

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.

Housing Resource Guide

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.

Google Invests in The Kelsey

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 Bas

Caroline oversees finance, operations, and housing development work at The Kelsey.

Two Years, Time Flies

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.