Building Disability-Forward Housing


Jan 27 2022 • 46 mins

In the state of California, developers are required to build a certain number of apartments and housing units following ADA accessibility requirements. But do those requirements actually make a difference? Is there more that can be done? On this episode, we sit down with Allie Cannington, Manager of Advocacy and Organizing for The Kelsey, and Jacky Morales-Ferrand, Director of the Housing Department, to learn about building inclusive housing for people with (and without) disabilities.

To learn more about The Kelsey and the work they're doing on building affordable, inclusive housing, please visit their website.

Review the Kelsey's Housing Design Standards for Accessibility and Inclusion

Learn more about the Curb-Cut Effect from the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Priced Out (Technical Assistance Collaborative)

Learn more about the various local funding mechanisms for affordable housing: