Housing & Homelessness

Beds at the Hayward Navigation Center

New Housing Development — Along the Mission Boulevard corridor from South Hayward to downtown and beyond, at projects called SoHay, Lincoln Landing, and on Depot Road, more than 1,200 new homes have been created or are under construction to increase housing supply at all income levels.

Housing Navigation Center and Annex — Since November 2019, the Hayward Housing Navigation Center and Annex have served 381 people experiencing homelessness. Of 276 individuals to exit the programs, 227 moved into some form of permanent housing. The 82 percent success rate contributed to a 22 percent decline of people experiencing homelessness in Hayward in the most recent Point in Time count.

State Route 238 Properties — Land formerly designated for a bypass freeway around downtown Hayward has the potential to yield hundreds of new homes and other public serving amenities. Combined with a proposed update to the Housing Element of the Hayward General Plan, the project and plan are poised to provide for new housing sufficient to meet the City’s housing need for decades to come.

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