Forth Worth, Dallas, Denton & Plano Resource Centers on Independent Living

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

A Program by The Kelsey:

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

Who This Is For

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.

What You’ll Learn

Housing is Healthcare

Date: Aug. 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 Policy

Date: Oct. 7 2020

  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Funding and Budget Priorities

Housing is Social Justice

Date: Oct. 21, 2020

  • Learning from Our Past
  • Racial and Economic Justice

Housing is Advocacy

Date: Nov. 4, 2020

  • Strategic Storytelling
  • Platforms for Change

Why We’re Doing This

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.

INTERESTED IN APPLYING? SIGN UP HERE

WANT TO BE A MENTOR? SIGN UP HERE

HAVE QUESTIONS? EMAIL US AT RAISETHEROOF@THEKELSEY.ORG