What is considered "low-income" in Gilroy?

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) establishes income limits based upon the Area Median Income (AMI) for each county in each state. These limits are used in determining a family’s initial eligibility for "affordable housing" programs. In 2021, the Area Median Income (AMI) for a four-person household in Santa Clara County was $151,300, as defined by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Based on the County AMI, the income limits for a family of four (4) within each income category are represented below:

Extremely Low Income:   $49,700 (0 – 30% AMI) 

Very Low Income:             $82,850 (31 – 50% AMI)

Low Income:                      $117,750 (51 – 80% AMI)

Moderate Income:             $117,751 to $181,550 (81 – 120% AMI)

Above Moderate:              Above $181,550

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1. What is a Housing Element?
2. Why do we need a Housing Element?
3. Why should I participate in the update process?
4. What is the City's Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA)?
5. Is Gilroy required to build the housing assigned?
6. What is considered "low-income" in Gilroy?