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West Davis Active Adult Community – Background Information

 NPLLC and DSHC proudly presents our affordable senior housing community as part of the proposed West Davis Active Adult Community.


Delta Senior Housing Communities (DSHC) and Neighborhood Partners, LLC (NP) have been provided with a commitment for about five acres of land by the West Davis Active Adult Community (WDAAC) to fulfill the affordable housing requirements of the proposed WDAAC development. See information on our website here.

DSHC and NP are proud to be asked to participate in the outstanding proposal for a feature-rich West Davis Active Adult Community. Click here to see WDAAC Brochure, and here to see WDAAC Guiding Principles.  

By providing the land for 150 affordable apartments, the developer (WDAAC) is creating almost double the number of affordable units required by the City of Davis’ affordable housing requirements.  No other developer has ever come close to this amount.

DSHC/NP will develop an affordable senior campus of about 150 apartments composed of probably two phases of about 75 apartments each on that approximate five acre parcel.

The DSHC senior campus will contain a number of amenities such as: a community building with a meeting hall, library, community store, and offices for management and social services personnel.

The DSHC senior campus will also provide areas for a community garden, raised beds, recreation, walking paths, orchards, barbeque pits and places for outdoor gatherings and events.

DSHC will use the extensive senior living experience it has gained since 2007 from operating Eleanor Roosevelt Circle (ERC) in Davis (60 apartments) and Heritage Commons (HC) in Dixon (two phases of 60 and 54 apartments and a planned third phase of 44 apartments), equaling 158 senior apartments in total. DSHC will provide an appropriate level of social service support staff.

The DSHC senior campus will employ the highest environmental standards that are feasible, and use the best energy savings methods possible. We will add as much solar as is economically viable and bring the highest energy savings to our resident seniors as we can. Five years from now, who knows what progress will have been made?

As we do with Eleanor Roosevelt Circle DSHC, we will look forward to partnering with a host of local organizations to bring programs, events, benefits and services to enrich and enhance the lives of our resident seniors. Below is a list of some of the partners at ERC that we would invite to work at the WDAAC community. (See Appendix A below)

It should be understood that the opportunity to develop another 150 affordable apartments for seniors in Davis is critically important to serving the growing need of local seniors for affordable housing and services.

The permanent waiting list for Eleanor Roosevelt Circle alone is usually over 100 seniors and the wait for the apartments set aside for seniors at 25% of median income is usually about three years. Many Davis seniors don’t even add their name to the list when they hear how long the wait might be. Waiting lists for the other affordable senior apartments in Davis are also large and long.

With no other affordable senior housing in the pipeline, the WDAAC becomes the only opportunity in Davis to add additional affordable senior apartments in the next ten years.

The range of affordability we will achieve at the West Davis location will be determined by the availability of specific financing. However, the apartments likely available will be affordable to households from 25% – 60% of median income. To give an example, a single senior would be eligible for housing (using 2016 HUD limits) from below $13,475 (25% of median income) up to $32,300 (60% of median income). A married senior couple would be eligible with income of up to $36,900 (60% median income). Thus, making affordable housing in our DSHC Davis communities available to many seniors.

This specific West Davis location has many unique qualities that might not be available at other sites. Being right next door to Sutter Hospital and to the CommuniCare Davis Clinic means that our resident seniors have a range of health care and dental options right on their doorstep. The site is only a half mile away from the MarketplaceShopping Center where there is a supermarket, financial institution, drugstore, and many restaurants and services. The site is also directly on city wide bus routes going either east or west on Covell. As it already does, Davis Community Transit would also provide a transportation link for our resident seniors in the WDAAC.

Appendix A

Some of the Nonprofit and Community Groups that use the ERCcommunityBuilding and offer their events to our resident seniors:
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (lectures, talks, films, etc)
Intergenerational Jammers (Music Group)
Senior Link (Informational Presentations)
Veteran’s Administration (Informational Presentations)
Legal Services of Northern California (Informational Presentations)
Woodland Hearing Aid Services (Informational Presentations)
Yolo Hospice (Informational Presentations)
Chicken and Dumplin (Music Group)
Berryessa Gold Chorus (Music Group)
Woodland Healthcare (Presentations)
University Farm Circle Book Club
UniversityFarmCircleBridge Club
Acme Theatre Company
American Association of University Women, Davis Branch
Compassionate Friends
The Food Bank of YoloCounty
The Davis Food Coop (Cooking Demonstrations)
Yolo County District Attorney’s Office (Informational Presentations)
The Red Hat Ladies “Sugar Time Follies” (Music Group)
Right and Relevant Thrift Store
Moonlite Transitions (Informational Presentation)
In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Advisory Committee Meeting
Project Impact, Society for the Blind (Informational Presentations)
Yolo Housing Authority
Paratransit Inc. (Informational Presentation)
California Telephone Access Service (Informational Presentations)
American Red Cross (Informational Presentations)

D. Thompson, January 2017

January 18, 2017   No Comments

“Weavers of Dreams” Release Commemorates United Nations International Year of Cooperatives

"Weaver of Dreams" cover commemorates U.N. International Year of Cooperatives with painting by Xavier Pick, Design by Blackstone Edge Studios

In honor of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives (UN IYC) a Special Commemorative Edition of “Weavers of Dreams: Founders of the Modern Cooperative Movement” by David J. Thompson will soon be released. 21,500 copies of “Weavers of Dreams” have now been printed. The Special Commemorative Edition is jointly sponsored by many co-operative organizations in Britain, Canada and the United States of America.   Author David J. Thompson and his book, the Special 2012 Edition of “Weavers of Dreams,” will also be featured at many national and international events in Canada, the United States and at the closing ceremonies of the UN’s International Year of Cooperatives in the United Kingdom.*   The newly revised “Weavers of Dreams” contains a new cover by award-winning Blackstone Edge Studios, featuring a dramatic nighttime painting of Toad Lane by powerful new British artist, Xavier Pick.

  • New Greetings from Dame Pauline Green, President of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA)
  • New Welcome from Allan Godson, the Mayor of Rochdale (2011-2012)
  • Messages from the United Nations and the UN Secretary General
  • Quotes from Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations; Dame Pauline Green, President of the ICA; Charles Gould, Director-General of the ICA; Mervyn Wilson, Chief Executive of the Co-operative College, Manchester, England; Peter Couchman, Chief, Executive, Plunkett Foundation, Oxford, England; Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State, Minnesota; and a number of quotes from other national and international co-op leaders from three continents
  • New information on cooperatives

The author will donate a portion of the sales to the Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation. UK born and USA based David J. Thompson is a member of the US Cooperative Hall of Fame. To order call 530-757-2233, or visit

* Annual Meetings of the National Cooperative Business Association, Seattle, WA Cooperative Housing Now, Manitoba Cooperative Association, Winnipeg, Canada

  • International Conference on Cooperative Economics, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Annual Conference of National Association of Housing Cooperatives, Reno, NV
  • Closing ceremonies of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives by the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) in Manchester, England
  • Newly re-opened Rochdale Pioneers Museum at Toad Lane, Rochdale, England, and
  • Without doubt an unforgettable cooperative event in the great state of Minnesota

First Edition, 1994 first printing of 5,000. 150th Anniversary of Rochdale Pioneers

2nd Printing, 1994, second printing of 5,000. 150th Anniversary of Rochdale Pioneers

3rd Printing, 1995, third printing of 5,000. 100th Anniversary of International Cooperative Alliance

Second Edition, 2012, first printing of 6,500. United Nations International Year of Cooperatives

21,500 copies of “Weavers of Dreams” have now been printed

August 30, 2012   No Comments