Prohousing Designation Program


The City of Hayward is currently applying for a Prohousing Designation Increasing the availability of housing statewide is critical to improve the quality of life of all Californians and to ending homelessness. The 2019-2020 Budget Act in California provided a spectrum of support, incentives, and accountability measures to meet California’s housing goals, and provided for the establishment of the state's Prohousing Designation Program. The benefits of applying include recognition of the City’s efforts to support the development of housing, eligibility to apply for the Prohousing Incentive Program, and increased competitiveness for specific affordable housing funding programs.

The City’s application will be evaluated based on proposed and enacted policies related to the following categories:

  • Favorable Zoning and Land Use;
  • Acceleration of Housing Production Timeframes;
  • Reduction of Construction and Development Costs; and
  • Providing Financial Subsidies.

These policies are listed in Appendix 3 of the application linked below for your review and comment:

You may provide public comment by: