New Harmony Mutual Housing Community
3030 Cowell Blvd.
Davis, CA 95618
Manager: Lisa Mlekush | email@example.com
Units: 69 (includes one, two, and three bedroom apartments, all of which are wheelchair accessible or adaptable)
New Harmony Mutual Housing Community is one of Mutual Housing’s first certified green developments, meeting certification standards of the Build It Green program. Construction began in fall 2011 and move-ins began in February 2013.
New Harmony offers affordable living for working families and individuals whose limited incomes prohibit them from paying market-rate rent. As at all Mutual Housing communities, residents benefit from their own resident council and leadership opportunities, as well as a Mutual Housing community organizer and on-site programs for children and adults.
Other property features include a community room for events, a playground, basketball court, free high-speed Internet, access to the scenic Davis bike path and green belt, and a community garden.
Art and sculpture by regional talents, which are on display in the community garden and elsewhere on the property, lend a unique personality to New Harmony.
In addition to its many on-site amenities, New Harmony is built to high green design standards, with solar photovoltaic panels, energy-efficient apartments, and environmentally friendly interior finishes such as energy-efficient appliances and filtration systems.
The solar panels at New Harmony produce electricity equal to at least 80 percent of the community’s electrical use. This significantly reduces the residents’ and the nonprofit owner’s utility bills.
New Harmony won the “Best Community Project” honor as part of Green Builder magazine’s Home of the Year 2013 awards:
New Harmony Mutual Housing Community from the sky on February 12, 2013, the day before our Grand Opening event:
Photo by Donny Lieberman of Sunseri Construction.
New Harmony’s solar panels at sunset:
Photo by Sun Light and Power.