Housing Division

The City of Hayward continuously strives to enhance the quality of life of its residents through various programs and services that assist with increasing, improving and preserving affordable housing in Hayward. The Housing Division is dedicated to achieving a diverse supply of decent, safe, and affordable housing for Hayward's existing workforce, residents, and special needs populations. 

 Landlords: Click here for information about the Rent Review Fee    

For more information on the programs and services provided by the Housing Division, please select one of the following:

 Residential Rent Stabilization       Affordable Housing      Home Ownership                    Mobile Home       Rental Inspections       Housing Resources   

Latest News:

Alameda County Invites Public Comment Regarding the Alameda County Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

Jurisdictions which are eligible to receive federal funding from housing and community development programs administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are required to prepare a Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing which outlines demographics, jurisdictional analysis of impediments, conclusions and recommendations for fair housing activities. The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing is a planning document built on public participation and intergovernmental consultation.

The County of Alameda and the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, and Union City along with the Housing Authorities for the Cities of Alameda, Berkeley, Livermore, Oakland and Alameda County have formed a working group to develop a regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing.

The purpose of the Regional AI is to gather data and community feedback, identify specific impediments or barriers to fair housing within Alameda County, and then to come up with viable solutions, or actions to take against identified impediments.

In May 2020, these jurisdictions and Housing Authorities will adopt a Five-Year Consolidated Plan.  As part of the Consolidated Plan an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI) must be updated every five years.  The last AI was updated in January 2015.

The Draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing will be available for inspection beginning October 25, 2019 on the websites of the cities and Housing Authorities listed above, and the office of the Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department.  The public review period will end on November 25, 2019.  A public hearing will be held to receive comments on the draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. The Hearing will be held on:

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department
224 W. Winton Avenue, Room 160, Hayward
Email comments may be submitted to: Kelly.thiemann@acgov.org ; Written comments may be submitted to Alameda County HCD, 224 W. Winton Avenue, Room 108, Hayward, CA 94544.  For more information, call Kelly Thiemann at (510) 670-5280.  Meeting room is wheelchair accessible.  Sign Language interpreter may be available upon five (5) days notice to (510) 670-5948. For TDD, call 265-0253.  Un Espanol idioma interprete disponible on la notificar de entre cinco (5) dias al numero (510) 670-5203.  Para TDD, llame al numero 265-0253.
To review the Regional AI Draft, please click on the link here.

FREE Educational Workshops Explaining the New Residential Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RRSO)

The City of Hayward is hosting free educational workshops on the recently amended RRSO. The workshops are tailored to information for tenants and landlords, however, the workshops are available to the general public and are not limited to tenants and landlords. Spanish translations services will be available. This workshop will be present by Project Sentinel and will:

  • Provide an overview of the of the Landlord Response Form and the reasons a Landlord can submit a Landlord Petititon Form; and,
  • Help Landlords understand how to fill out the forms and what supporting documents they may need to provide; and
  • Provide an overview of the mediation and arbitration process, what to expect, and how to get the most out of the process.

To register into these workshop, please select the date of the workshop date below:

For Landlords      January 15, 2020          Wednesday, January 15, at Hayward City Hall from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

For Tenants         January 15, 2020          Wednesday, January 15, at Hayward City Hall from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm