Housing Element Update

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On Friday January 27, 2023, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) provided a comment letter on the City's Draft Housing Element (linked below). Staff will revise the draft based on HCD comments. The revised draft (anticipated to be complete in early-to-mid April) will then be posted on this website for public review and feedback. The revised draft will also be reviewed by the Planning Commission and City Council on April 20, 2023 and May 1, 2023, respectively. Additional revisions may be necessary following review by the public, Commission, and Council. A revised draft will then be sent to HCD for additional review and certification.

On October 31, 2022, the City of Gilroy submitted the Gilroy Draft 2023 - 2031 Housing Element to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for review. This revised draft includes several modifications and revised programs In response to public comments received on the 1st draft (9-12-2022). 

We want to acknowledge and express our deep appreciation for the many members of the public who completed surveys, participated in focus groups, attended online and in-person community meetings, and provided comments and recommendations on our draft Housing Element. Twenty-five letters and emails were received before, during, and after the official public review period. In response, the City added 5 new programs to the Housing Element and modified 7 proposed programs. These program revisions are discussed in the introductory chapter of the Gilroy Draft 2023 - 2031 Housing Element.

Although the revised draft has been sent to HCD for review, we still encourage the public to email comments to Cindy McCormick via: cindy.mccormick@cityofgilroy.org or by mail to 7351 Rosanna Street Gilroy CA 95020 (Attn: Cindy McCormick). REVISIONS are anticipated prior to sending a FINAL Draft to HCD.  

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  1. Planning Division

    Ph: 408-846-0440

    Email: planningdivision@cityofgilroy.org