Frequently Asked Questions
DELTA Senior Housing @ Bretton Woods, Davis
Do you have a Waiting List for DELTA at Bretton Woods?
At this time we do not have a ‘Waiting List’ and will not for a number of years. To finance DELTA at Bretton Woods we obtain substantial subsidy funding from different branches of federal, state and local governments. As a result, the term ‘Waiting List’ has strict regulatory requirements and can only be used after certain application procedures have been met. Those final procedures do not occur until during the construction period when it is clear from the financing entities which income groups we can serve and the regulations we must follow.
So what can I do at this time to register my interest in DELTA at Bretton Woods?
The only step necessary at this time is to add your name to the ‘Interest List’ we have started for seniors interested in the low income senior rental housing at Bretton Woods. The ‘Interest List’ is simple and easy to get on and requires at this time you providing only your name, telephone number and email address where available.
How do I get on the ‘Interest List’ for the affordable senior DELTA rental housing at Bretton Woods in Davis?
By contacting Lyn Vaught at the John Stewart Company office in Sacramento. Best to reach her by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 916-561-0323 x 4073. Lynn Vaught at the John Stewart Company is the one and only official contact for the affordable DELTA senior rental housing at Bretton Woods.
Is there anyone else I can contact?
No. For the affordable senior DELTA rental housing at Bretton Woods the official contact is above – there are no other contacts. So please do not contact Bretton Woods itself, Neighborhood Partners, LLC or Delta Senior Housing Communities (DELTA).
What is DELTA?
DELTA is short for Delta Senior Housing Communities Inc. We began life in about 2000 as a group of concerned seniors led by Margaret Milligan in Davis. We started building affordable senior housing in Davis and then were invited to replicate our housing and services model in Dixon. Then DSHC was awarded the site at Bretton Woods and another in Woodland. To reflect our growing regional role we changed our legal name to Delta Senior Housing Communities, Inc, in 2019.
Where can I find information about the DELTA rental housing at Bretton Woods?
The only source at this time is www.npllc.org/projects/deltabrettonwoods with updates available at www.npllc.org/blog. Information about Bretton Woods in general is available at www.Brettonwoodsdavis.com. At this time we do not own the site nor is there any infrastructure. Therefore, we are extremely early in the planning process so there are no site plans, architectural drawings or renditions to show. As some of these become available in 2020-21 they will be posted to www.npllc.org/projects/deltabrettonwoods.
What type of apartments will be available at DELTA at Bretton Woods?
All the apartments at DELTA at Bretton Woods will be one bedroom apartments. There will be some ground floor apartments available with patios. The buildings will range from one to four floors. All buildings will be served by elevators. There will be no two bedroom apartments, cottages or stand alone units at DELTA – Bretton Woods.
Can I buy an affordable unit?
No, none of the affordable apartments are for sale. The only affordable apartments DELTA has are for rent and subsidized for qualified low income seniors. If you wish to buy at Bretton Woods then please visit www.Brettonwoodsdavis.com.
Will all the DELTA apartments be accessible?
Yes they will.
How many phases will DELTA build at Bretton Woods?
There will be two DELTA phases built at Bretton Woods. A second phase will be built a few years after the first is completed.
When is it likely that the first phase of DELTA at Bretton Woods will be open for occupancy?
At this time (September, 2019) it is far too early to have details about this project. If everything went well occupancy of the first phase might be spring of 2023 but more likely 2024.
How do I find out if I am income eligible?
At this time (September, 2019) we are still about three years away from having the information we need to give you a better idea of the income requirements. During this next four years DELTA will obtain the financing (usually requires seven different sources) that will determine how many apartments we will have at what different category of income eligibility. We will post information on income eligibility by about 2022.
What are the age requirements for DELTA at Bretton Woods?
For DELTA at Bretton Woods the age requirement will likely be 62 and above.
Does DELTA have other affordable senior housing communities?
We have 118 DELTA apartments already available for low income seniors in Davis and Dixon. DELTA has land at Bretton Woods and at a site in Woodland in preliminary stages. You can see all the DELTA communities and their contact information at www.npllc.org/projects.
Affordable Low Income Senior Housing at Bretton Woods
Affordable Low Income Senior Housing at Bretton Woods
Now needed more than ever
- At 3.7 acres it is the largest acreage ever donated in Davis for affordable housing
- 27% of all doors at Bretton Woods will be opened by low income seniors
- 37% of those opening a low income door will be minorities
- With 150 low cost apartments the DSHC campus will be the largest affordable housing development of any kind not just in Davis but in Yolo County
- Delta Senior Housing Communities (DSHC) is very grateful for this valuable donation of land worth close to $4 million dollars
- DSHC built Eleanor Roosevelt Circle (60 apartments) in Davis, Heritage Circle in Dixon (60 apartments in 1st phase, 54 apartments in 2nd phase and a 3rd phase another 44 units that will begin construction in 2019). 158 apartments total in Dixon. In addition, to the land at WDAAC DSHC has also been given land in Woodland to replicate the DSHC senior campus community.
- Building 150 affordable senior apartments all at one site reduces total community building costs by about $2 million
- WDAAC developer will provide all roads, pavements, paths, urban reserve and infrastructure (water, sewer, electricity, gas, cable) and public space landscaping without any charge to DSHC
- WDAAC has agreed not to charge any monthly homeowner association fees ever to the residents of the 150 affordable senior apartments
- There are 224 seniors on the wait list just for Eleanor Roosevelt Circle
- The wait for ERC is three to five years. Many seniors on our ERC wait list have to leave Davis to get affordable housing
- The average age of the ERC resident is 75. Most are single women
- 37% of the residents of ERC are minorities
- Seniors living in 60% of the apartments at ERC earn less than $13,501 annually
- The average one bedroom unit in Davis rents for $1,270 (UCD Study 2017)
- About 75% of ERC residents qualify for monthly food parcels from STEAC
- ERC has a full time on site Social Services Coordinator to provide assistance to the many seniors who are on county programs
David Thompson, Co-Principal, Neighborhood Partners, LLC.
For information on rentals, please call 916-561-0323.
The West Davis Active Adult Community has an affordable housing plan that exceeds city requirements by twice the amount.
The proposed 150 unit affordable senior rental housing complex has an anticipated housing mix includes:
- Approx. 35% of the apartments will be affordable to households whose incomes do not exceed $13,475
- Approx. 35% of the apartments will be affordable to households whose incomes do not exceed $26,950
- Approx. 30% of the apartments will be affordable to households whose incomes do not exceed $32,000
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)
Sustainability Features of Affordable Senior Campus at West Davis Active Adult Community (WDAAC)
Within WDAAC along West Covell Blvd in West Davis there is a proposed 150 apartment affordable senior housing campus community. The senior campus will be a Davis based partnership of Delta Senior Housing Communities, Neighborhood Partners and The John Stewart Company. We will endeavor to achieve wherever possible the following sustainability features taking into account both funding opportunities and cost limitations;
Green and Environmental Features
- “Build it Green” certified & incorporating passive solar
- Will incorporate as many solar panels as possible as tax law allows
- Exceed State Energy Standards by more than 25%
- Use “Cool” roofing materials and radiant barriers
- Use recycled materials as much as possible
- All apartments are south facing for highest capture of solar values
- All apartments receive sun during winter/cooler seasons
- Central landscaped courtyards highlight green features
- Landscaped bio-swale where possible to cleanse storm water runoff
- Robust landscaping designed for water efficiency
- All apartments have natural cross ventilation
- All apartments have Energy Star appliances
- All windows and frames have high energy efficiency
- We will link all residents to low income utility programs
- Trex recyclable materials used wherever possible in decking, railings, etc.
- Paths built to encourage walking and outdoor activities
- Benches built to encourage sitting and gathering outside
- Picnic and barbeque areas to encourage outside activities
- Raised garden beds and land set aside for resident gardens
- Garden Sheds set aside for tool storage
- Community orchards and land set aside to grow fruits and vegetables
- Distribute on site grown fruit and vegetables to residents
- Create as much reserved parking as possible for green re-use
- All apartments designed for full adaptability – accessibility
- All apartments include fire sprinklers for safety
- All apartments have environmentally responsive flooring
- All apartments overlook landscaped areas or central courtyard
- All ground floor units have outdoor patios
- All apartments designed for flow through fresh air to reduce HVAC use
- All windows open to the fresh air yet covered for inclement weather
- Our design eliminates all institutional indoor corridors
- Every apartment has a spacious roll in shower
- Water saving uses incorporated into apartment and building design
- Interior finishes selected for optimum indoor air quality
- Siding chosen to vary between different looking materials
- Elevators in all buildings for universal access
- Stairs in numerous locations for each building to encourage exercise
- On site solar panels to operate electricity for community power uses
- Community Room to accommodate meetings, classes, activities, etc.
- Communal Laundry facilities to encourage social interaction
- Communal Laundry reduces use of 150 washers and dryers
- Community kitchen space to accommodate resident potlucks and group meals
- Community Room opens out onto Patio and Courtyard
- Offices for Site Manager, Social Services Coordinator and others
- Community Library
- On Line Computer Kiosk for use by residents
- Community Shop (resident run services)
- Links to Village Harvest, Farm Davis for distribution of surplus crops
- Links to Nugget, Food Co-op, Panera Bread and others for surplus food distribution
- Space set aside for Food Bank and other food distribution networks
- Indoor seating area for residents awaiting transportation pick-up
- Drop Off area for Davis Community Transit, and other transportation services
- Nearby spaces set aside for Zip Car and other shared vehicle programs
- Incorporate Electric Vehicle Charging Stations where possible
- Focus on reducing vehicular trips
- Encourage use of Unitrans, Yolobus and other public transportation
- Pursue additional sustainability facilities on the 5 acre Senior Campus
Davis Senior Campus Commons at West Covell Blvd, Davis, CA.
See website for project details www.npllc.org/projects/WDAAC.