Emergency Housing

The City of Gilroy helps to fund some agencies which provide emergency housing assistance.


  • 24-Hour Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline:
    Ph: 877-363-7238


Community Solutions
La Isla Pacifica Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence and Their Children

Ph: 408-842-7138

Arturo Ochoa Winter Shelter (referral required)

901 Arizona Circle
Gilroy, CA 95020

  • Referral dates to be determined for 2018-19
  • A referral does not guarantee placement
  • Shelter for homeless families with at least one dependent child  
  • Designated City of Gilroy Community Development staff along with other designated local agencies can refer families directly to Saint Joseph’s Family Center (SJFC), 7950 Church St., Suite A, Gilroy, CA
  • Homelessness will be verified by SJFC staff (408.842.6662)
  • Beneficiaries will be selected through a lottery process
  • SJFC will provide case management and other ancillary services during the program season
For additional information, please contact Sandra Nava at 408.846.0290 or Kristi Abrams at 408.846.0467

Gilroy Armory Winter Shelter (referrals required)

Ph: HomeFirst - 408.539.2100 or
Boccardo Reception Center - 408.294.2100
Email: info@homefirstscc.org
8490 Wren Ave.
Gilroy, CA 95020

Opens Monday October 15 and closes March 31, 2019


  • Shelter Hours: 6 p.m. - 6 a.m.
  • Beneficiaries begin lining up approximately at 5 p.m.
  • For referrals go to Gilroy Compassion Center, 370 Tomkins Ct.

John H. Boccardo Family Living Center

Ph: 408-686-1300
17545 Monterey Road
San Martin, CA 95037

Contact Us

  1. Housing & Community Development
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    7351 Rosanna St.
    Gilroy, CA  95020
    Ph: 408-846-0290

    Sandra Nava

    HCD Technician
    Staff Directory