Affordable Housing

The Affordable Housing Ordinance (17-20), set forth in Chapter 10, Article 17 of the Hayward Municipal Code, was adopted on November 28, 2017 and became effective on February 1, 2018.

The Ordinance applies to all new residential development projects consisting of two (2) or more dwelling units.

At the time an application for a residential development project is submitted, the developer must specify how the requirements of the Ordinance will be met by satisfying one of the following options:

  1. Pay an affordable housing in-lieu fee; or
  2. Provide income-restricted units on-site; or
  3. Provide income-restricted units off-site; or
  4. Propose alternative option; or
  5. For ownership residential projects, provide income-restricted rental units.  

Details on each of the options can be found in Section 10-17.205 of the Ordinance. Please contact the Housing Division at (510) 583-5541 for more information on the Ordinance.

2020 State Income Limits Adjusted per Household Size

Number of Persons in Household:
 
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Alameda County Area Median Income: $119,200
Extremely Low$27,450$31,350$35,250$39,150$42,300$45,450$48,550$51,700
Very Low Income$45,700$52,200$58,750$65,250$70,500$75,700$80,950$86,150
Low Income$73,100$83,550$94,000$104,400$112,800$121,150$129,500$137,850
Median Income$83,450$95,350$107,300$119,200$128,750$138,250$147,800$157,350
Moderate Income$100,150$114,450$128,750$143,050$154,500$165,950$177,400$188,850

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