Emergency Housing

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


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


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

Phone | 408-842-7138

Arturo Ochoa Winter Shelter (referral required)

Address | 901 Arizona Circle Gilroy, CA 95020
  • Start date likely January 2022, but date has not been determined yet
  • Seasonal, short-term shelter (January-March) for homeless families with at least one dependent child  
  • Gilroy Community Housing staff, along with other designated local agencies, can refer families directly to St. Joseph’s Family Center (SJFC), 7950 Church St., Suite A, Gilroy, CA
  • A referral puts a family on interest list, but does not guarantee placement as units are limited
  • 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

Gilroy Armory Winter Shelter Extended Hours due to Pandemic (referral required)

Located at 8490 Wren Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020, the Armory Winter Shelter's hours of operation have been extended indefinitely during the shelter in place order. The temporary 24-hour shelter is limited to 75 persons during the pandemic. For referrals, call the shelter hotline at 408-278-6420, Monday through Friday until 6 p.m. each day. The operators ask a series of questions and someone from the triage call back team will return a call within 24-74 hours. Gilroy residents must specify if they are only interested in staying at the Gilroy Shelter.

John H. Boccardo Family Living Center

Phone    | 408-686-1300
Address | 17545 Monterey Road San Martin, CA 95046

Contact Us

  1. Housing & Community Development
    Monday - Thursday
    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    7351 Rosanna St.
    Gilroy, CA  95020

    Ph: 408-846-0451

    Sandra Nava

    HCD Technician