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Salinas Gateway Apartments

25 Lincoln Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901

Office: 831-754-8926

Application Criteria

This Community is Income Restricted. Average income of the households may not exceed the maximum income limits for the property’s program. Please speak with the Property Manager for specific information regarding these income limits. Rents are subject to change.

2021 Minimum Income Units for Affordable Units:
(County Based-Subject to change with published allowable limits)

Percentage of

Area Median

Income (AMI)





Number of People

1 Person





2 Persons





3 Persons





4 Persons





5 Persons





Property Information:


  • Third party income verifications will be required from all income and asset sources.

  • Prior years’ income tax returns may be required as supporting documentation.

  • Income is calculated based on the applicant’s expected annual gross income including income from assets.

  • Criminal Background and Credit checks also apply.

Rent Rates (Depending on income and unit type)

  • Studio/1 bath (400-568± Sq. Ft.) $428-$894

  • 1 Bedroom/1 bath (571-747± Sq. Ft.) $455-$953

  • 2 Bedrooms/1 bath (962-989± Sq. Ft.) $537-$936


Must earn two times the rent. (Subject to change with published allowable limits)


Age Requirements: 

  • Members of Household must be 55 years of age or older.​

Income Qualifications: 

  • Applicant households must earn at least 2 times the rent per month,

  • Or, applicants must have a residential history of having paid similar rent with similar income.

  • Affordable apartments have a maximum income limit so all sources of income must be disclosed and verifiable for all household members.

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Salinas Gateway Senior Apartments – 52 energy-efficient, 100% affordable apartments (studio, one and two bedrooms) at the corner of Lincoln and Market in downtown Salinas, for seniors age 55 and over who are at 40%-60% AMI with 25 units set aside for the chronically ill.  The 159,000 sq. ft. building sits on a small urban infill site of .75 acres at the gateway to downtown. This prime location means that residents can easily enjoy neighborhood amenities.


Green Features

Healthy living for our tenants starts by giving consideration to indoor air quality. Finishes such as paints, finishes, adhesives, cabinets, carpets, resilient linoleum flooring that have low volatile compound makeup and low off-gassing properties keep tenants and staff from breathing and absorbing toxic fumes that can otherwise cause harm to their health.


Saving energy lowers operating expenses. This is achieved through insulation, water use, efficient plumbing and electrical fixtures. By having well-insulated and ventilated shell it reduces the amount of energy required to heat and cool the units and helps to improve indoor air quality. Lower energy use equals lower energy costs for the both common areas and for tenants.


The project is a transit oriented development located across from local and regional transit hubs. In addition, First Community Housing will purchase local transit passes for each resident, providing use throughout Monterey County.


The building features a vegetated roof which provides a multiple 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 drought-tolerant plants, which filter the rainwater before it goes into the storm drains.

Community Amenities

  • On-site manager & maintenance staff

  • Resident services

  • Adult education

  • Health & wellness programs

  • Laundry facility

  • Community room/lounge

  • Computer lab

  • Free bus passes

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