Housing Division

Welcome to the Housing Division.The Housing Division’s goal is to provide affordable housing opportunities for City of Hayward residents.


December 11, 2018: New funding for first-time homebuyers 

The City of Hayward wants to help residents and people who work in Hayward get a jump on new funding for first-time homebuyers becoming available in Alameda County starting in early 2019.

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October 9, 2019: $28.6 million awarded for affordable housing

The Hayward City Council voted last week to appropriate $28.6 million to support development of 259 apartments for people with low and extremely low incomes and who are homeless.

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May 31, 2018: Hayward passes Vacancy Decontrol Moratorium, reaffirms Just Cause Eviction Protection under Rent Stabilization Ordinance 

Hayward City Council passed an ordinance to enact an 18-month moratorium on a process by which landlords can apply to have residential rental units permanently exempted from rent increase provisions in the City’s Residential Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RRSO). In addition, a second ordinance was passed to clarify that for-cause eviction provisions of the RRSO apply to all 14,900 rental units covered by the ordinance—regardless of whether a unit has been decontrolled.

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