Housing Element

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HCD Initial Review Draft Housing Element Submitted to HCD for Preliminary Review 

The 30-day Public Review Period is Complete but Public Comments Are Still Encouraged Throughout the Process

On October 14, 2022, the Town submitted the HCD Initial Review Draft Housing Element to HCD for preliminary review and comment. Materials distributed to HCD included the following:


Town Council Meeting - December 20, 2022 

Town Council will meet to discuss the Housing Element Update and next steps. 

This meeting will be held on December 20, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.  The agenda and staff report will be available to the public on Thursday, December 15, 2022. 

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: 858 2322 2034; Passcode: 666638.

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. To learn more, visit:https://engagelosgatoshousing.com/.

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.