American Rescue Plan Act & Homelessness Response Strategy

The City of Hayward will receive approximately $38 million under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 economic stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed into law on March 11, 2021.

Through a deployment plan adopted on July 13, the City Council has directed ARPA expenditures across four broad categories—Public Health ($6.94 million), Economic Relief ($15.7 million), City Fiscal Recovery ($14.5 million), and Water, Sewer and Broadband Infrastructure ($1.24 million).

The priority for ARPA Economic Relief expenditures is the City’s new Let’s House Hayward homelessness reduction strategic plan and related programs and activities.

Developed over 18 months, the Let’s House Hayward plan aims to make homelessness in Hayward rare, brief and non-recurring—and seeks to accomplish this through a range of existing, expanded and new shelter, transitional housing, and loss-of-housing prevention programs and supportive services.

Colorful pie chart depicting ARPA funds

Total: $38.38 million

  • Public Health—$6.94 million
  • Economic Relief—$15.7 million
  • City Fiscal Recovery—$14.5 million
  • Infrastructure: Water, Sewer, Broadband—$1.24 million

Colorful pie chart depicting Let's House Hayward funds

Total: $9.85 million

  • Hotel Annex Program—$3 million
  • Winter Warming Shelter to Year-Round Resource Center—$2 million
  • Homelessness Prevention Subsides or Grants—$1.5 million
  • Hayward Navigation Center—$1 million
  • Foreclosure Assistance—$1 million
  • Relocation Assistance for Displaced Tenants—$250,000
  • Hotel Vouchers for Encampment Occupants—$175,000
  • Encampment Cleanups and Equipment—$925,000