Raise the Roof​: A Training Program for Leaders with Disabilities to Advance Housing



U.S. based adult advocates with disabilities to learn and become more effective in changing housing policy, early career  professionals that would like to build credentials in housing,  or others who are curious about how housing gets built.  This program will cover the 6 modules listed below via Zoom (video conference), our welcome meeting is scheduled  for August 19, 2020 and a closing celebration on  November 18, 2020. Application deadline is  July 26, 2020 at 11:59pm.  No previous housing knowledge is necessary.


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Housing is Healthcare

Date: August 26, 2020

  • Health Outcomes and Housing

  • Home Based Settings and Services

Housing is Access and Design

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

  • Universal Design

  • ADA Requirements

Housing is Money

Date: Sept. 23, 2020

  • Affordable Housing Finance 101

  • The Role of Developers

Housing is Social Justice

Date: Oct. 7, 2020

  • Learning from Our Past

  • Racial and Economic Justice

Housing is Policy

Date: Oct. 21, 2020

  • Zoning and Land Use

  • Funding and Budget Priorities

Housing is Advocacy

Date: Nov. 4, 2020

  • Strategic Storytelling

  • Platforms for Change


Train and Cultivate

people with disabilities to be informed, effective voices and leaders in housing development and advocacy.

Build a Talent Pool

for the housing industry to have a pipeline of disabled people for staff, board members, and pro-housing community members.

Create Free, Accessible Content

that can be used by other organizations to increase the supply of affordable, accessible, and inclusive housing.


Be a participant! SIGN UP HERE.

Be a mentor! SIGN UP HERE. 

Do you have questions? Email us at RaiseTheRoof@thekelsey.org

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