Delta Senior Housing Communities Background Information
We proudly present 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 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 at http://npllc.org/projects/west-davis-active-adult-community/
DSHC and NP are proud to be asked to participate in the outstanding proposal for a feature rich West Davis Active Adult Community.
By providing the land for 150 affordable apartments, the developer (WDAAC) is providing 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.
On that five acre parcel, DSHC/NP will develop an affordable senior campus of about 150 apartments composed of probably two phases of about 75 apartments each.
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) = 158 senior apartments 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 feasible 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)
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 now over 200 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). So affordable housing in our DSHC Davis communities is 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 Marketplace Shopping 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 also would provide a transportation link for our resident seniors in the WDAAC.
Some of the Nonprofit and Community Groups that use the ERC Community Building 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
- University Farm Circle Bridge Club
- Acme Theatre Company
- American Association of University Women, Davis Branch
- Compassionate Friends
- The Food Bank of Yolo County
- 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)
- Thompson, 2017