2610 Grambling Court
Community house w/kitchen
Indoor and outdoor play areas
Community Garden
Handicap Accessible

Homestead Co-op was a Solar Community Housing Association property, opened in 1996. It was aimed at residents with low income and single parent families.

There are four buildings on the one-acre site. One was built in the 1920's and another was built in the 1930's; both were re-roofed and extensively remodeled in 1996, using both conventional and recycled construction materials. Two other buildings were designed by Davis architect Jim Zannetto and built from the ground up. They incorporate several passive solar design principles, and an active heating & cooling roof technology.

In 2005, Community Housing Opportunities Corporation (CHOC) & Yolo Community Care Continuum (YCCC) jointly applied for funding to assume ownership of Homestead. The funding requests, submitted to the City of Davis Home Investment Partnership program as well as the Community Development Block Grant program, proposed developing Homestead to help address the need for affordable housing for individuals with a mental illness. Although the residents may have a real voice in the internal governance of Homestead, it is no longer resident-controlled housing in a way that qualifies it as a co-op under the international Definition. So, despite the presence of the sign, there hasn't really been a "Homestead Co-op" since 2005.

Occasionally there is Mysterious Abandoned Food on the greenbelt near the entrance to Homestead "Co-op."


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2005-05-24 23:52:56   Homestead is a really cute looking Co-Op. Though I've only been there at night. But it's tucked away in a neighborhood. Very neat layout and the room(s) you have to yourself are pretty nice. —MichelleAccurso

2005-07-11 02:23:55   I heard this place has been bought and is changing. All the residents have to leave, any comments? —MichelleAccurso

  • We visited for a friend who is moving to the area and was interested, and saw a paper about how the state was going to be changing it into housing for disabled people or something, but we thought it was a few years off. They never really got back to our friend (hence the "hard to get ahold of" comment above); perhaps this explains it. —JessicaLuedtke
    • That's sad, I mean I guess it would work, single-level homes with ramps, but they'd have to cut all the overgrown glory that is the Homestead Co-op. Dang, I liked that Co-op and wanted to move in. :( —MichelleAccurso

2009-08-25 12:50:53   Do students live at this Co-Op or is it mostly families? —wewais

  • So, is it clear from the above that neither students nor families live here, and that it is not a co-op? It is for "individuals with a mental illness," most of whom are (I believe) not engaged in study or raising a family while they are residents. (However, client confidentiality would probably preclude anyone from definitively answering this question.) —DougWalter

It is for "individuals with a mental illness," most of whom are (I believe) not engaged in study or raising a family while they are residents. —debdebbie

2012-04-18 10:21:10   are there any rooms available?