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First Community Housing is building 52 energy-efficient, 100% affordable apartments (efficiencies, one- and two-bedrooms) at the corner of Lincoln and Market Streets. The building will include a living roof, universal design, and on-site rain water retention and re-circulating water for irrigation. The project includes 3,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, with on-site concrete at-grade structured parking for customers/clients and visitors. The target population for the development is seniors (55+) with household incomes at 30-60% AMI. Twenty-five units have been set aside for those with chronic illness who are in need of assistance with daily living activities. This building is currently under construction. We expect construction completion by late 2013. Applications will be available in June 2013, when we will post instructions for submitting an application.  Applications will be accepted in July 2013 on a first-come first-served basis.   Applications will not be accepted prior to the published acceptance date.  Please check back in June for an on-line application and more information. Property Details »


  • Great Location! The site is located in the heart of downtown Salinas and is within walking distance from both the local and regional transit hubs. Main Street and the City's downtown core with banks, restaurants, retail, museums and parks just a short walk away.
  • Great Amenities Salinas Gateway Senior Apartments offers a community room/lounge, laundry facilities and a computer lab with internet access.
  • Green Features Salinas Gateway is registered with the US Green Building Council and a LEED Gold rating is expected. The building's focus is on healthy living, lower operating expenses and reducing automobile dependency.
  • Living Roof The building will feature a vegetated living roof which provides a multiple of benefits, such as lowering the heat island effect, filtering rain water, roof insulation and extending the life of the roof itself. The vegetation will be locally grown organic plants which filter rainwater before it enters the storm drain.