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



U.S. based adults with disabilities to learn and become more effective in changing housing policy, early career  professionals with disabilities that would like to build credentials in housing,  or adults with disabilities who are curious about how housing gets built. This program will cover the 6 sessions listed below from 10:30am-12pm PST 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 

Time: 10:30AM - 12PM PST

  • Health Outcomes and Housing

  • Home Based Settings and Services

Housing is Access and Design

Date: Sept. 9, 2020

Time: 10:30AM - 12PM PST

  • Universal Design

  • ADA Requirements

Housing is Policy

Date: Sept. 23, 2020

Time: 10:30AM - 12PM PST

  • Zoning and Land Use

  • Funding and Budget Priorities

Housing is Money

Date: Oct. 7, 2020

Time: 10:30AM - 12PM PST

  • Affordable Housing Finance 101

  • The Role of Developers

Housing is Social Justice

Date: Oct. 21, 2020

Time: 10:30AM - 12PM PST

  • Learning from Our Past

  • Racial and Economic Justice

Housing is Advocacy

Date: Nov. 4, 2020

Time: 10:30AM - 12PM PST

  • 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.



ASAN: Autistic Self Advocacy Network in black color. Multicolor icon to left.

A special thanks to ASAN for consulting on plain language for each of the modules.


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


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