Mutual Housing California Partners with the CMFA on Owendale Mutual Housing Community Apartments
The Owendale Mutual Housing Community Apartments is located at 3023 Albany Avenue in Davis. Originally constructed in 2003, the multi-family community’s 45 units are situated on a 2.3-acre site. There are six residential buildings ranging from one to three stories in height. The community building, which houses the manager’s office, resident community room, and common laundry room, is centrally located. The community’s unit mix includes 14 one-bedroom, 15 two-bedroom, 15 three-bedroom units and one manager’s unit. The current tenant population is comprised of families and seniors. Following the property’s rehabilitation, five units will be designated for developmentally disabled households who are eligible for rental assistance under HUD’s Section 811 Project-Based Rental Assistance program. The planned rehabilitation includes repairing extensive cracks in the buildings’ stucco exteriors, repainting and re-roofing the buildings, enhancing and making more drought tolerant the landscaping, installing a new water-wise irrigation system, installing new energy efficient LED building and site lighting, and upgrading the patio fencing and trash enclosures. Rehabilitation within the units will include installation of energy efficient heating-air conditioning systems, appliances, water heaters, bathroom fans, flooring, as well as water- and energy-efficient plumbing and lighting fixtures. The financing of this project will result in the preservation of 44 units of affordable housing for the next 55 years in the City of Davis.