Monterey County

Salinas, California

Step Up’s Programs & Services in Monterey County


One of our Project HomeKey motel conversion developments is located in the City of Salinas. In partnership with Shangri-La Industries, Step Up quickly began to convert The Good Nite Inn into permanent supportive housing. In December 2020, we opened its doors to house and support individuals experiencing chronic homelessness and other mental health or addiction issues and who are at high risk of COVID 19. It only took a few short months to rehabilitate 55 units under phase one followed by the rehabilitation of the remaining 45 units. Had new construction been the alternative, it would have taken years to complete this project versus the quick turnaround due to Project HomeKey funding.

For more information, contact Program Manager Julius Mills-Denti at (831) 484-4395.

Permanent Supportive Housing Locations in Monterey County

Step Up Salinas

Step Up Salinas


Located in Salinas, CA, Step Up Salinas opened in December 2020 with 99 apartment units and 2 manager units. Through Project Homekey and the City of Salinas, the property will be home to chronically homeless individuals who are at risk of COVID-19. Step Up & co-developer Shangri-La Industries helped transition phase one of this project from start to finish in just 4 months' time.

The program is currently managed by Step Up's Vice President of Programs, 1 Program Director, 1 Program Manager, and 4 Case Managers.

Other Locations

Step Up works to support individuals experiencing serious mental health conditions and chronic homelessness in these other communities:

Los Angeles County


Inland Empire


Orange County


Sacramento County


Southeastern U.S.


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Provides one hour of work force development training to a Step Up member.

Provides one home visit from a psychiatrist or nurse for medication support.

Provides a Welcome Home Kit to furnish and outfit an apartment for a member.

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