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! Community Planning Summit on Homelessness

The City invites 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.  

 The Summit will take place over two days and include a kick-off event and three working group sessions:

  • Summit Kick-Off: Tuesday, January 19, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Housing and Shelter Solutions Working Group: Tuesday, January 19, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Services and Outreach Working Group: Wednesday, January 20, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Homelessness Prevention Working Group: Wednesday, January 20, 2:00-3:00pm

Community members are invited to attend all of the sessions, or individual sessions as time allows. The Summit will offer opportunities to learn and contribute through presentations, small-group breakouts, question and answer sessions, and activities. By the end of the two day event, we will identify community goals and priorities that will lead to an actionable strategic plan to reduce homelessness in Hayward.

All sessions will be conducted remotely via the zoom platform, accessible via this link. For questions please contact Homebase at

Please RSVP for the summit at this link to reserve your spot and receive updates and materials in advance of the sessions.

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.


Substantial Amendment to FY 2020 Annual Action Plan

On December 8, 2020, City Council held a Public Hearing to review and vote on a substantial amendment to the FY 2020 Annual Action Plan in order to allocate emergency response CDBG funds from the third round of CARES Act allocations. Click here for more information.