Housing

The Housing Services Division is responsible for and committed to preserving affordable housing in our community.

There are more than 500 single family ownership homes and 15 rental apartment units in the cities Below Market Rate (BMR) program and new units are added annually. If interested in purchasing a home, please choose the "Housing Ownership" link to left or go to the City’s dedicated BMR website, or if interested in renting a BMR apartment unit, please also go to the City's dedicated BMR website, that is operated in partnership with HouseKeys.

If interested in affordable or market rate apartment rentals, please see our Housing Resources Guide below. The guide is updated annually or as new apartment complexes are built.

If needing access to rent or utility assistance or other community resources, please see the links below:

Learn about the City and County Homeless Efforts and/or access resources about our efforts related to unhoused residents.

For maximum income, rent limits, and utility allowance, please see below. Note: Usually updated by the State of CA every April, but occasionally at a later date.

Housing Successor Agency Annual Reports

This document reports on housing successor finances and activities as required by law.

New State Housing Law (SB 330) permits all housing and will suspend the Morgan Hill voter approved growth control system beginning January 1, 2020.

Previous Workshops, Meetings, Public Hearings

Planning Commission Meeting, Public Hearing

Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Video conference was part of a Planning Commission Meeting.

The public hearing covered: consider an ordinance amending Chapter 14.04 (Inclusionary Housing) of Title 14 (Housing) changing inclusionary housing requirements and amending section 14.08.020 (Fee Established) of Chapter 14.08 (In Lieu Housing Fees) of Title 14 to add an annual increase to in-lieu housing fees tied to the Engineering News Record City Cost Index; and repealing duplicative affordable housing provisions in Chapter 18.48 (Affordable Housing) of Title 18 (Zoning) of the Municipal Code of the City of Morgan Hill.

Development Community Workshop

The City hosted a Development Community Workshop on Monday, May 24th. It previewed proposed modifications to the City of Morgan Hill’s Affordable Housing Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IHO).  The City of Morgan Hill is considering modifying its affordable housing inclusionary program to deepen the overall level of affordability of for-sale inclusionary units. The City’s inclusionary requirements are codified in Chapter 14.04 of the City’s municipal code. The City has retained Keyser Marston Associates, Inc. (KMA) to evaluate:

  1. The additional financial cost to new for-sale residential projects to provide the proposed deeper levels of on-site affordable units; and
  2. Changes to current in-lieu fee levels that would approximate the cost of providing the proposed deeper levels of on-site affordable units.

Below is the Keyser Marston & Associates report and presentation that summarizes the preliminary findings of the evaluation and links to both Development Community Workshops presented on Monday, May 24th. The report below reflects the most recent 2021 income levels. 

KMA Analysis of Proposed Inclusionary Housing Modifications May 2021 (PDF)

KMA Analysis of Proposed Inclusionary Housing Modifications May 2021 Presentation (PDF)

Morning Session: https://youtu.be/yBP0UMEL70E

Evening Session: https://youtu.be/d9gReXO9beU

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