Full article by Graham Womack available at The Sacramento Observer and Sacramento News & Review
Roshaun Davis is looking around Sacramento for land to create a unique space.
Davis, 41, who co-founded Oak Park-based marketing and events agency Unseen Heroes, is attempting to build a live-work space for artists that would be called The Nest. What’s different about this project is that it would allow the artists to both live at and share ownership of the property. Davis got the idea through a developer, Julie Young, who had seen his company’s events get displaced multiple times.
“She’s like, ‘It’s not gonna stop until you start to own some stuff,’” Davis said.
Davis, who would like to own both a residential unit and a separate office space at The Nest, is part of a growing number of unrelated people looking to achieve ownership by joining others to co-purchase properties as their place of residence. Co-buying can be a lifeline for individuals or groups too often shut out of the housing market in the past, such as the Black community.