Housing Element

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.

Apply Now to Serve on the Housing Element Advisory Board
Given the community interest in housing and development related topics, the Town is establishing a Housing Element Advisory Board (HEAB) to assist with the preparation of the Housing Element and to provide 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).  The Town is looking for up to four residents to join the Town’s General Plan Committee to participate in this effort. 

If you are interested in participating in the Housing Element update please submit an application to the Town Clerk by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021.  Interviews are tentatively scheduled for September 21, 2021.  More information and the application available on the Town website at www.LosGatosCA.gov/CommissionApplication..

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 planning@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.