Community Services Division

The mission of Community Services is to preserve and enhance the quality of life for the Hayward community through neighborhood-oriented services, community-based problem-solving, and information and resources that are relevant, accessible, and responsive to the community. In every service we provide, our goal is to transform lives and contribute to the health and success of our community. 

Let's House Hayward! Strategic Planning Process

In January 2021, the City invited community members to the Let's House Hayward Community Planning Summit on Homelessness, a series of interactive forums to inform the development of "Let's House Hayward," a strategic plan for reducing homelessness. While the Summit has concluded, the City is still taking input from community members on the Let's House Hayward! Strategic Plan. City Council will host a Work Session on the plan on April 20, 2021. Please contact Amy Cole-Bloom (; 510-583-4252) with comments.


Community Agency Funding: Fiscal Year 2021-2022

The City released its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for FY 21-22 on October 2, 2020. Applications closed on December 11, 2020, at 5:00pm. To review the NOFA, click here. To download the RFP packet, click hereTo view the recording of the November 3, 2020, bidders' conference, click here.


FY 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan

On April 27, 2021, City Council will hold a Public Hearing to review and vote on the City's FY 2022 Annual Action Plan in order to allocate the City's annual entitlement funds. Hayward is required to update its Annual Action Plan each year. The plan carries out the Consolidated Plan, which is updated every five years. Council approved the current FY 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan on June 23, 2020. The Consolidated Plan identifies affordable housing, homelessness, housing preservation, and permanent supportive housing; community development of public facilities and public services; elderly, youth, and family education services; and economic development as priority needs for the City. The FY 2022 Annual Action Plan summarizes the actions and financial resources to be used in FY 2022 to address the priority needs and goals identified in the Consolidated Plan. Click here to review the FY 2022 Annual Action Plan. The public comment period for this plan is April 6, 2021 through May 6, 2021. If you have a comment on the plan, or would like to receive a mailed copy of the plan, please contact Carol Lee (; 510-583-5343).