Housing Element

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The Initial Public Review Draft of the Town’s 2023-2031 Housing Element is Now Available for Public Review

A 30-day public comment period of the Initial Public Review Draft Housing Element is required before the Town can submit to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for preliminary review.  Following review by HCD, an updated draft Housing Element addressing HCD comments will be prepared.  Once the draft Housing Element has been updated to address HCD comments, it will be scheduled for further review by the Housing Element Advisory Board at a future meeting.   

Written comments (including name, affiliation, telephone number, and contact information) on the Initial Public Review Draft can be submitted through September 27, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. by email to HEUpdate@losgatosca.gov or by mail to:

Town of Los Gatos                                                                                                                                                     Community Development Department                                                                                                                            110 E. Main Street                                                                                                                                                              Los Gatos, CA 95030

The community can also provide their comments on the Initial Public Review Draft during the Housing Element Advisory Board meeting on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Please visit EngageLosGatosHousing.com to review the document and provide public comments. 

Housing Element Advisory Board Meeting - September 15, 2022 

The Town is updating the Housing Element and invites the public to participate in the process.  The Town’s Housing Element is a strategic plan for housing the Town’s present and future residents.  The Town of Los Gatos has released the Public Review Draft of the 2023-2031 Housing Element for a 30-day public comment period.  This meeting is being held to provide an opportunity for the public to provide comments on the Public Review Draft of the 2023-2031 Housing Element during this review period.  Please visit EngageLosGatosHousing.com to review the document and provide public comments.

The meeting will occur on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. via teleconference.  

The Town encourages the public to send in written comments via email to HEUpdate@losgatosca.gov. Comments will be reviewed and distributed before the meeting if received by 11:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting.  All comments received will become part of the record.   

If you are interested in providing oral comments real-time during the meeting, you must join the Zoom webinar at: https://zoom.us/join, Meeting ID: 870 2113 9613; Passcode:  143522.

Or telephone dial: USA 636-651-3141, USA  877-402-9753(US Toll Free).  Conference Code: 602463.

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 visit the Town’s Housing Element website at engagelosgatoshousing.com and/or send an email to HEUpdate@losgatosca.gov. To stay up-to-date on the most recent Housing Element news, be sure to sign up for Notify Me and subscribe to General Plan Update 2040.


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.