Housing Division

COVID-19 UPDATE AS OF: June 30, 2020:

In response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the Housing Division, in-person office hours are cancelled through the end of September. 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. Para español llamar (510) 909-8971. For all other requests, please see our KEY RESOURCES section.


Housing Response to the COVID-19 Emergency

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 July 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.