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.
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.
Hello Housing (www.hellohousing.org) is the administrator of the Town's Below Market Price (BMP) Housing Program.
If you are inquiring about a new home or want to be added to the wait list for a future BMP home, contact Katori Knight, Program Associate, at (415) 863-3036 or email her at Katori@hellohousing.org.
If you are an existing home owner, renter or property manager, contact Ben Shasby, Program Manager at (415) 863-3036 or email him at email@example.com.
If you are looking to rent a BMP unit, all the complexes are listed in the Town's Housing Resources Guide. See link above. Each complex has their own waiting list.
The Town's BMP program is operated in accordance with the Town's
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. 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 email Paul Hebert.
- Los Gatos Rental Dispute Resolution Program Brochure
- Arbitration Tips
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Comprehensive Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP)
West Valley Community Services supplies services to low and extremely low income families living in Los Gatos. Services include:
- Rental assistance to prevent homelessness
- Assistance to prevent eviction
- Deposit assistance to house un-housed persons
- Utility assistance to prevent utility shut off
For more information, please contact Michelle Ma, MSW, Program Manager - Stability Support Services at 408-255-8033 ext.106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Gatos contributes funds to the Santa Clara County Continuum of Care program, which includes prevention services, permanent affordable housing, the provision of emergency shelters, and transitional and permanent housing.
- HomeFirst -Where Homelessness Ends
Contact information - Telephone: 408-539-2100 or email email@example.com
- Saint Luke's Pantry Program
Contact information - Telephone: 408-354-2195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Paul Hebert at 408-402-0307.
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.
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.
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.
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
Down Payment 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