About Us

DAVID J. THOMPSON

David J. Thompson of Thompson Consulting and co-principal of Neighborhood Partners, LLC, has worked for the national cooperative organizations of the United States, Japan and the United Nations. In 2010, he was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C. He was at the United Nations and the White House to celebrate the 2012 United Nations International Year of Cooperatives. In 2013, David received the Voorhis Award from the National Association of Housing Cooperatives.

From 1985-1991, David was Vice President, Western States and Director, International Relations for the National Cooperative Business Association. From 1979-1985, he was Director of Planning for the National Cooperative Bank (NCB), and then Regional Director of NCB‘s 13 state Western Region. He was a board member of Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) the largest US consumer cooperative.

David specializes in funding the capital needs of cooperatives. David is President of the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation (TPCF). Under David’s leadership, TPCF has created Cooperative Community Funds for over 45 US food cooperatives. TPCF is the largest co-op funder of cooperative development organizations and organic dairy and fair trade coffee cooperatives in the US. TPCF’s investment of equity capital leverages $33 million of development funds for cooperatives.

With Luke, David is co-principal of Neighborhood Partners, LLC, which has developed 1,000 units of nonprofit housing valued at over $200 million. With Luke Watkins, David drafted the City of Davis’ Affordable Housing Ordinance. NP received the 2015 Environmental Recognition Award from the City of Davis. To see many of NP’s affordable nonprofit communities visit www.npllc.org.

David co-chaired California’s effort to create the National Cooperative Bank (1978) and the Center for Cooperatives at the University of California. He created the Kagawa Fund with funds raised from Japanese and US Co-ops. He was a co-founder of Co-opportunity, Santa Monica, California. David is a board member at Yolo Federal Credit Union; a community chartered credit union ($260M in assets).

David authored Co-opportunity: The Rise of a Community Owned Market and Weavers of Dreams: Founders of the Modern Cooperative Movement. He co-authored Cooperation Works! and A Day in the Life of Cooperative America and wrote Credit at the Grassroots when he worked at the United Nations Secretariat in NYC. David edited Where Credit Was Due, the history of the National Cooperative Bank, and Cooperative Business in the USA. He is a feature writer for the Co-operative News (UK). His over 400 articles (in six languages) have appeared in the: Cooperative Business Journal (USA), Co-operative News (UK), Kyoto Co-op News (JN), Journal of the International Cooperative Alliance (Switzerland), Cooperative Housing Bulletin, Sacramento Bee, In Context, Citizen Participation and Cooperative Grocer. He has appeared on the BBC, Phil Donohue Show, Financial News Network, and is a featured speaker at many US and International cooperative conferences. His book on The Role of Cooperatives in the Civil Rights Movement comes out in 2017.

David has the world’s largest private library on cooperatives. He was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, in the same county as Rochdale, the birthplace of the cooperative movement. David is an NCBA Honored Cooperator, a recipient of the “Cooperative Service Award” from the Consumer Cooperative Management Association and “Author of the Year” (2006 & 2015) from the National Association of Housing Cooperatives. David has an MA in Urban Planning from the University of California at Los Angeles where he won the Dean’s Award for Community Service. David is married to Ann M. Evans, a former Mayor of Davis and co-founder of the Davis Food Co-op and the Davis Farmers’ Market. They have one daughter, Hatley Thompson who resides in Washington DC.

516 Rutgers Dr
Davis, CA 95616, USA
530-757-2233
dthompcoop@aol.com
www.npllc.org
www.community.coop

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David J. Thompson and Luke Watkins

 


With Congressman John Lewis

 


At the Heritage Commons Groundbreaking

LUKE WATKINS

CO-PRINCIPAL, Neighborhood Partners, LLC., (1994 to present)
Serving as a developer general partner with (or project development and financial consultant to) nonprofit organizations that sponsor and own affordable rental housing developments. See attached list of recent projects. Successful applicant for TCAC, CDLAC, CalHFA, MHP, HOME, CDBG, MHSA and AHP funding.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Sacramento Habitat for Humanity, (1992-96)
Administered nonprofit organization that builds homes for very low-income families, utilizing sweat equity, volunteer labor and donated materials. Increased capacity from two units per year to 10 units per year.

HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE II,
California Department of Housing and Community Development, (1989-93)
Staff to start up of HCD’s Rental Housing Construction Program (RHCP) and Family Housing Demonstration Program (FHDP) – preparing regulations, reviewing applications and closing loans for first round of loan funding.

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, Davis Community Housing, Inc., (1985-89)
Managed a 27-unit single family self-help-housing program. Completed a 24-unit multifamily project and negotiated 5.3 acres in land donations for additional multifamily sites. Served as acting Executive Director for ten months.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, University of California at Davis, (1984)
Related Community Volunteer Experience

MEMBER, City of Davis General Plan Housing Element Steering Committee (2005), Affordable Housing Task Force (2001-04), City of Davis General Plan Revision Housing Element Committee (1996-97).

PLANNING COMMISSIONER, City of Davis (1986-88 and 1989-93)
Participated during the city’s 1987 General Plan revision, planning for an increase in population of 50%. Provided leadership in the area of affordable housing policy.

2745 Portage Bay East, Davis, CA 95616
Tel. (530) 756-1899 Fax. 530-758-4165 lukewatkins@sbcglobal.net

NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERS LLC
Recent Projects
August 15, 2016

Neighborhood Partners, LLC is serving as the developer general partner for the following eight affordable housing projects.

Heritage Commons Phase 3, 215 Heritage Lane, Dixon, CA – 40 units, one-bedroom seniors, proposed funding includes the HCD Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program, the HCD HOME Program, Affordable Housing Program of the Federal Home Loan Bank, 4% tax credits and tax-exempt bond financing – Construction projected to start March 2018, with initial occupancy projected to be April 2019.

Cold Stream, Cold Stream Road, Truckee, CA – 50 units, one and two-bedrooms, proposed funding includes the HCD Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program, HCD HOME Program, Affordable Housing Program of the Federal Home Loan Bank, 4% tax credits and tax-exempt bond financing – Construction projected to start October 2017, with initial occupancy November 2018.

Creekside, 2990 Fifth Street, Davis, CA – 90 units, one-bedroom workforce and special needs housing units, proposed funding includes the HCD Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program, Affordable Housing Program of the Federal Home Loan Bank, Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration Program, 4% tax credits and tax-exempt bond financing – Construction projected to start March 2017, with initial occupancy projected to be April 2018.

Heritage Commons Phase 2, 193 Heritage Lane, Dixon, CA – 54 units, one-bedroom seniors, funding includes the HCD HOME Program, Affordable Housing Program of the Federal Home Loan Bank, Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration Program, 4% tax credits, state tax credits and tax-exempt bond financing – Construction started March 2015, with initial occupancy projected to be April 2016.

Heritage Commons, 191 Heritage Lane, Dixon, CA – 60 units, one-bedroom seniors, utilizing the HCD HOME Program, City of Dixon redevelopment tax-increment, Affordable Housing Program of the Federal Home Loan Bank, CalHFA Mental Health Services Act Program, 4% tax credits, state tax credits and tax-exempt bond financing – initial occupancy July 2013

Rochdale Grange, 2090 Heritage Parkway, Woodland, CA – 44 units, one-, two- and three- bedrooms, HCD HOME, Affordable Housing Program of the Federal Home Loan Bank, TCAP funds in lieu of 4% tax credits – initial occupancy August 2011.

Cesar Chavez Plaza, 1220 Olive Drive, Davis, CA – 53 units, one bedrooms, utilizing redevelopment tax-increment, MHP Supportive Housing Program, Affordable Housing Program of the Federal Home Loan Bank, 4% tax credits and tax-exempt bond financing – initial occupancy December 2007

Eleanor Roosevelt Circle, 675 Cantrill Drive, Davis, CA – 60 units, one-bedroom seniors, utilizing CDBG, HOME, redevelopment tax-increment, City Housing Trust Funds, MHP Supportive Housing Program, Affordable Housing Program of the Federal Home Loan Bank, 4% tax credits, state tax credits and tax-exempt bond financing – initial occupancy January 2007

Neighborhood Partners, LLC served as the developer, pursuant to a consultant services contract, for the following four affordable housing projects. The owner or managing general partner of these projects is the Yolo Mutual Housing Association.

Moore Village, Yolo Mutual Housing Association, 2444 Moore Blvd., Davis CA – 59 units, one-, two- and three-bedroom units, utilizing CDBG, HOME, redevelopment tax-increment, City Housing Trust Funds, 4% tax credits, state tax credits and tax-exempt bond financing – initial occupancy 2005

Tremont Green, Yolo Mutual Housing Association, 5663 Marden Street, Davis CA – 36 units, one-, two- and three-bedroom units, utilizing CDBG, HOME, redevelopment tax-increment, City Housing Trust Funds, Affordable Housing Program of the Federal Home Loan Bank, 4% tax credits and tax-exempt bond financing – initial occupancy 2004

Owendale Community, Yolo Mutual Housing Association, 2417 Albany Avenue, Davis, CA – 45 units, one-, two- and three-bedroom units, utilizing CDBG, HOME, redevelopment tax-increment, City Housing Trust Funds, Affordable Housing Program of the Federal Home Loan Bank and State Department of Housing & Community Development Multifamily Housing Program (MHP) financing – initial occupancy 2003

Twin Pines Community, Yolo Mutual Housing Association, 3333 F Street, Davis CA – 36 units, one-, two- and three-bedroom units, utilizing CDBG, HOME, redevelopment tax-increment, City Housing Trust Funds, Affordable Housing Program of the Federal Home Loan Bank, 4% tax credits and tax-exempt bond financing – initial occupancy 1998