Note: The MLC is currently FULL for 23-24. All are welcome to attend our programming and learn more about our community for next year. Applications will open for current residents in January, and new residents on February 1st.
Do you want to live in a community that cares about you?
Do you like free food?
Do you want to live in spacious, light filled, homes full of friends with central heat/air and modern, energy conscious appliances?
This is the place for you!
Applying to Live at the MLC
Learn about living at the MLC here
Rent and Utilities
The lease cycle is September 1st through August 31st, and we start accepting new applications every February. Rooms are available furnished or unfurnished. Rent is $1065/month for an unfurnished single room, $1090/month for a furnished single room (limited availability), and $650/month/per person for double occupancy rooms, all of which are furnished (limited availability). We also offer a select number of affordable units. City of Davis water and trash/recycling/compost pickup, PG&E utilities, high speed internet, community dinners, and program services are all included in the rental fee. The security deposit is $300.
Our location makes alternative transportation to campus and downtown quite possible and easy. As a commitment to our value of sustainable living we encourage all residents to utilize public transportation, as well as take part in Davis’ bike culture. There is a bus stop right in front of our Main House on Russell Blvd. We also have a 40+ capacity bike rack on-site, free for resident use. However, some on-site parking (covered and uncovered) is available for $40 a month. Residents owning a car must purchase a CA House parking space and sign a year-long parking lease; neighborhood parking is not allowed. All residents with a parking space must display a CA House parking permit.
Selection to be a resident is based upon verification of current student status, completion of an application including basic personal information, personal responses to essay questions, three references, and an interview. If you are selected as a resident and choose to live at the MLC you will be required to sign a 12 month Lease Agreement, and the MLC Agreement.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until rooms are filled. If your application is approved, typical response time is 2 business days following receipt of your application to set up an interview. To learn more about the application process view our Resident Selection Criteria.
You are encouraged to come to one of our Open Table Dinners, each Wednesday at 7:00 pm, where you can find out more about CA House and meet current residents and participants. Everyone is welcome – it’s a great way to get to know CA House. You can also view our virtual tour to learn more. Of course, don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to schedule an in-person tour, or for any questions regarding the MLC and application process. Thank you so much for your interest!