Addressing the Community's Needs
The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development annually allocates a series of grants to local jurisdictions for community development activities. As a requirement to receive these entitlement grants, Title I of the National Affordable Housing Act mandates that jurisdictions prepare a 5-year Consolidated Plan (PDF) that identifies local community development needs and sets forth a strategy to address these needs. The Consolidated Plan must address both affordable housing and non-housing related community development needs. The needs are targeted to low-income persons or low-income areas.
Community Input Needed for Gilroy's 2020-2025
Consolidated Plan, Assessment of Fair Housing Plan
These plans, to be adopted by the City Council next Spring, will guide the allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and other federal funds in Gilroy, for our residents with the greatest needs, and will assist in identifying the existing barriers to fair housing and finding solutions to overcoming those barriers.
All Gilroy community members are encouraged to participate by attending a meeting and completing a community needs survey.
Community Forum: Fair Housing and Community Development
Please join the City of Gilroy and the County for a forum to help identify affordable housing, homeless and community improvement needs over the next five years. We want to hear from you!
The City of Gilroy and the County receive federal funds to invest in improving local communities. Your input will help City and County leaders prioritize spending for important services and community improvements, including full access to housing.
Please take our short online survey by December 20, 2019:
Paper surveys are also available at the Gilroy Library: 350 W. 6th St. and City Hall: 7351 Rosanna St. beginning November 20, 2019 through December 19, 2019.
The feedback received regarding community needs could affect future funding for public service and rehabilitation program grant recipients depending on what the community views as the most important community needs that Gilroy should address.
Additional information can be found online: County of Santa Clara - Office of Supportive Housing and City of Gilroy