City Receives Public Private Partnership Award

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News Date: 
May 14, 2021

The City of Salinas and its partners were honored to receive the "Public Private Partnership Award" from the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) in recognition of the Salinas Homekey Project. The $9.2 million initiative was a collaborative effort between the City of Salinas, County of Monterey, the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey, the Coalition for Homeless Services Providers, Shangri-La Industries, LLC and Step Up on Second, Inc. to purchase and convert the Good Nite Inn hotel into 101 units of permanent supportive housing for those hardest to house and most in need of wrap-around services.

The 2021 MBEP Public-Private Partnership Award is presented each year to an impactful cross-sector partnership that demonstrates a significant contribution to the well-being of the region and inspires others to take action. “Salinas Homekey offers a concrete and specific solution that is helping those in need, and is an excellent example of a complicated public-private partnership serving our community that the MBEP Board felt worthy of recognition and replication across the region,” said California State University, Monterey Bay President and MBEP Chair Eduardo Ochoa.

To learn more about the award and view the recognition, CLICK HERE