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Housing Programs

The Town of Los Gatos Community Development Department works in partnership with the housing successor agency to the former Los Gatos Redevelopment Agency to improve and preserve the supply and quality of existing rental and ownership housing opportunities that are available for residents and employees of local businesses.

         This is a listing of available housing and housing-related services that serve the Town of Los Gatos and Santa Clara County.

Below Market Price (BMP) Housing Program

          When new developments are approved by the Town, the Below Market Price (BMP) Housing Ordinance adopted in 1979 requires developers to offer a minimum percentage of the units so they are affordable to lower and median income households.

          Neighborhood Housing Services Silicon Valley (NHSSV) is the  contract administrator for the Los Gatos Below Market Price (BMP) Housing Program.  NHSSV coordinates the buyer qualification and selection process for both new and resale BMP ownership units and conducts the annual monitoring and tenant verification for BMP rental units.  For more information, please contact Neighborhood Housing Services at (408) 279-2600. 

For current BMP owners or renters, please contact Christina Dimas at (408) 579-6508 or email .

For interest in future BMP units or rentals, please contact Mandy Israde at (408) 579-6508 or email .

Town of Los Gatos BMP policy

Rental Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Program

          Los Gatos Rental Dispute Ordinance 2128  Adopted by the Town in 2004 and helps stabilizes rents on properties with 3 or more units.  

          Los Gatos Rental Dispute Resolution Regulations

          Project Sentinel is the contract administrator for the program and provides conciliation, mediation, and arbitration services.  For more information, please contact Project Sentinel at (408) 402-0307 or e-mail Martin Eichner at .

          Los Gatos Rental Dispute Resolution Program Brochure

          Arbitration Tips

          Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Mobile Home Ordinance

         The Los Gatos Mobile Home Ordinance was adopted by the Town in 1992 and helps stabilize rents in mobile home parks.

        Project Sentinel assists the Town with administration of the Mobile Home Ordinance.  For more information, please contact Project Sentinel at (408) 402-0307 or e-mail Martin Eichner at

Santa Clara County Annual Income Limits      

       The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development establishes  annual income limit definitions, adjusted by household size, for Santa Clara County.  These limits are used by many local agencies to determine eligibility for various programs.

             2013 Income Limits 

Santa Clara County Fair Market Rents

      The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development establishes annual Fair Market Rent limit definitions for Santa Clara County.  These limits are used by the Town to determine allowable rent for the Town’s BMP Program.

          2014 Fair Market / BMP Rent Schedule

Utility Allowance Information

         The Housing Authority of Santa Clara County establishes annual utility allowance  information for use by landlords and local agencies in determining allowable rents and increases.

         Utility Allowance

Housing Rehabilitation Resources  

East Bay / Silicon Valley Habitat for Humanity Rehab Program

County of Santa Clara HOME Rehab Program 

Rebuilding Together

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center

Downpayment Assistance Resources 

Housing Trust of Santa Clara County Downpayment Assistance Programs

County of Santa Clara HOME Downpayment Assistance

Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program

California Housing Finance Agency

Additional Housing Related Resources

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara

Housing Trust of Santa Clara, First-Time Homebuyers Program

Santa Clara County Housing Search

Santa Clara County Association of Realtor

California Association of Realtor