Housing Element

Housing Element 2015-2023

On May 5, 2015, the Town Council adopted the 2015-2023 Housing Element for the Town of Los Gatos. The adopted Housing Element was certified by the State Housing and Community Development Department on May 20, 2015.
State HCD 2015-2023 Housing Element Certification Letter
2015-2023 Housing Element
2015-2023 Housing Element Technical Appendices
Housing Element Advisory Board Agendas, Staff Reports and Materials

For more information, please contact Joel Paulson, Community Development Director, or Sally Zarnowitz, Planning Manager.

Housing Element 2007-2014

The Town's prior Housing Element was adopted by the Town Council on March 5, 2012 and was certified by the State Housing and Community Development Department on September 20, 2012. 
State HCD 2007-2014 Housing Element Certification Letter
2007-2014 Housing Element
2007-2014 Housing Element Technical Appendices
Between June 2012 and November 2013, the Town implemented the majority of the Housing Element’s policy actions via a series of General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and Town Code amendments (e.g. Density Bonus, Zoning for Emergency Shelters and Transitional Housing, Revised Care/ Family Definitions, Reasonable Accommodation, and Multifamily Uses as a permitted land use, etc.).

In November 2013, the Town adopted an update to the Housing Element’s housing sites inventory which added additional potential housing sites and a series of related zoning ordinance amendments to implement the required Affordable Housing Overlay Zone Designation and Affordable Housing Overlay Zone Design Guidelines.