Housing Division

In response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the Housing Division, in-person office hours are cancelled for the next 30 days. Staff will still be available to assist the public by phone and e-mail. Housing Division staff can be reached directly at 510-583-4454. Effective March 24, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding state and local emergency orders, the Hayward City Council voted to adopt a Temporary Moratorium on Evictions to prevent displacement of tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for additional information about the Temporary Moratorium on Evictions.

Landlord and Tenant Petitions: Mediation and arbitration meetings will be suspended for 30 days. Forms are availabe on this website and will also be avaiable on the first floor of Hayward City Hall at the Rent Stabilization Resource Kiosk. If you are filing a petition, an extension of 10 days will be given in order to account for longer mail delivery times. A petition can be filed by mail, sent by e-mail to housing@hayward-ca.gov, or dropped off in the drop-box located at the Resource Kiosk.

Rent Increase or Termination Notices: If you're filing a Rent Increase or Termination Notice, these notices can be filed by mail, sent by e-mail to rentalnotifications@hayward-ca.gov, or dropped off in the the drop-box located at the Resource Kiosk.

Rent Stabilization Fee: The Rent Stabilization Fee can be paid by mail or online at https://haywardselfservice.us/hss/.

Resources and Tools: The Housing Division has consolidated several local and state resources to support the Hayward Community. Please click here for a detailed list of resources, including food, education, and other basic needs.

The City of Hayward continuously strives to enhance the quality of life of its residents through various programs and services that assist with increasing, improving and preserving affordable housing in Hayward. The Housing Division is dedicated to achieving a diverse supply of decent, safe, and affordable housing for Hayward's existing workforce, residents, and special needs populations. 

For more information on the programs and services provided by the Housing Division, please select one of the following:

 Residential Rent Stabilization       Affordable Housing      Home Ownership                    Mobile Home       Rental Inspections       Housing Resources   


Latest News:

Educational Workshops Explaining the New Residential Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RRSO)

The City of Hayward hosts free educational workshops on the recently amended RRSO. Currently, due to state shelter in place orders, all workshops are postponed until further notice. 

Final Alameda County Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Is Now Available

Jurisdictions which are eligible to receive federal funding from housing and community development programs administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are required to prepare a Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing which outlines demographics, jurisdictional analysis of impediments, conclusions and recommendations for fair housing activities. The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing is a planning document built on public participation and intergovernmental consultation.

The County of Alameda and the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, and Union City along with the Housing Authorities for the Cities of Alameda, Berkeley, Livermore, Oakland and Alameda County have formed a working group to develop a regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing.

The purpose of the Regional AI is to gather data and community feedback, identify specific impediments or barriers to fair housing within Alameda County, and then to come up with viable solutions, or actions to take against identified impediments.

In May 2020, these jurisdictions and Housing Authorities will adopt a Five-Year Consolidated Plan.  As part of the Consolidated Plan an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI) must be updated every five years.  The last AI was updated in January 2015.

The Final Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing is now available and can be reviewed by clicking here.