Housing Element Update

On May 1, 2023, the City of Gilroy City Council adopted the Gilroy 2023-2031 Housing Element in substantial compliance with California State Housing Element Law (Article 10.6 of the Government Code (Gov. Code § 65580 et seq)). On August 21, 2023, the California Department of Housing and Community Development ("HCD") certified the City's 2023-2031 Housing Element

Background: Community outreach for the City's 2023-2031 Housing Element began in 2021. Over the course of two years, the City has responded to community feedback, City Council direction, and comments from the California Department of Housing and Community Development ("HCD"). The 2023-2031 Housing Element was amended with minor changes in response to HCD's July 6, 2023 comment letter on the City's 2nd HCD draft, dated May 8, 2023. The May 8th draft was prepared following the City Council's adoption of the Housing Element on May 1, 2023, finding the draft to be in substantial compliance with Housing Element Law. The adopted Housing Element included the City Council's changes to Programs  A-10 (Facilitate Missing Middle / Middle Income Housing), A-15 (ADU Ordinance Updates), and B-5 (Permit Streamlining). The final draft of the Housing Element supersedes the May 8, 2023 HCD draft, which responded to the January 27, 2023 comment Letter and replaced the October 31, 2022 HCD draft.  Please also see the City's Statutory Compliance Completeness Checklist, dated 5/8/2023

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. 

Contact Us

  1. Planning Division

    Ph: 408-846-0440

    Email: planningdivision@cityofgilroy.org