Housing Element

First Housing Element Advisory Board Meeting – October 21, 2021                  

The Town is starting the update process for the 2023 – 2031 Housing Element of the General Plan and invites the public to participate.

The Town’s Housing Element is a strategic plan for housing the Town’s present and future residents. This meeting is being held to provide an opportunity for the public and the Housing Element Advisory Board to discuss the Housing Element update, major elements of the work plan, and key priorities. 

The meeting will occur on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. via teleconference. 

Zoom Details: https://zoom.us/join, Webinar ID: 875 6424 9124; Passcode: 002220

Housing Element 2023-2031
Thank you for visiting the Town’s 2023-2031 Housing Element Update webpage.  The Town of Los Gatos is required to prepare an updated Housing Element for the period covering 2023-2031 by January 31, 2023.  A new external website is currently under construction that will be specifically dedicated to the Town’s Housing Element update effort. 

What is the Housing Element?
The Housing Element is the Town’s strategic plan for housing the Town’s present and future residents.  The State of California requires the Town to update its Housing Element every eight years.  The Town has begun updating its Housing Element for the next eight-year period, 2023-2031.

In accordance with State law, the Housing Element update must include, at the minimum, the following sections: 

  1. An analysis of housing needs of the Town’s population; 
  2. An inventory of housing sites to accommodate future growth;
  3. An analysis of housing constraints that impact housing production;
  4. Programs that implement the City's housing policies; and
  5. Action that promotes and furthers fair housing opportunities.

Housing Element Advisory Board
The Housing Element Advisory Board (HEAB) assists with the preparation of the Housing Element and provides recommendations on specific strategies, concepts, and/or policies to accommodate the Town’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) of 1,993 housing units for the next eight-year period (2023-2031).  More information on HEAB meetings, agendas and minutes are available on the HEAB Agenda and Minutes page.  

Join the Conversation
If you are interested in upcoming Housing Element update meetings, participation in the process or general information, please send an email to HEUpdate@losgatosca.gov. You are also encouraged to sign up for the Town’s Notify Me subscription at the following link https://www.losgatosca.gov/list.aspx..

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.