Established in 1986, J Street Co-op is in Old East Davis, in a house dating back to the 1920s. The house was the former location of the Davis Art Center and was converted back to housing through a self-help remodeling effort that included raising the roof and adding additional living space. Currently, the house is about 2,400 square feet (not counting its basement) and contains seven bedrooms (two downstairs, five upstairs), two bathrooms (one upstairs, one downstairs), a kitchen, sunroom, living room, dining room, back deck, office landing, and a fantastic front porch. Unfortunately, the house does not presently incorporate any solar technologies, but did have a chalkboard for a while.
J Street Co-op offers accommodations for one- and two-person households. At full capacity, the house fits around eight people. Our house is a low income housing opportunity (all of us make less than the Yolo county median income, $43,050/yr) and an equal opportunity housing provider with an emphasis on radical anti-oppression education, community dinners, and making decisions by consensus. Member obligations include: one cook night a week (with a housemate cook partner), some chores, weekly house meetings, and monthly work parties. We eat dinner together at 7pm Monday – Thursday and some Sundays. Please feel free to join us some time! In addition to our residential house members, the Co-op usually takes on one to three “boarders,” people who eat dinner with the house and take on a cook night per week (with a partner or two). We accept applications for new house members whenever a spot opens up in our house (we’ll make an announcement on the Wiki page and on other community boards).
At the moment, J Street is home to one dog, Mica, one cat, Coo, and 10 chickens. There are 8 current housemates: Emily, Baz, Molly, Soo, Michelle, Thongxy, Caro, and Ames (as of February 2015).
J Street Co-op is a member of the North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO).
Find us on Davis Wiki!
Or visit our facebook page for upcoming events and news!
If you’d like to apply to live with us
1. Please fill out this application: Application
2. And if we haven’t had the chance to meet, we’ll find a time for you to come by for a dinner so we can get to know each other 🙂
234 J Street
Davis, CA 95616
Here are some photos!