COVID-19 Rental Housing Relief

Rent Relief Options

Alameda County Housing Secure: The Alameda County Housing Secure Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ACHS-ERAP) will help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. Phase 1 of the program launched on March 17, 2021. Phase 1 prioritizes (1) tenant households making less than 30% of the area median income; (2) small rental property owners (5 units or less); and (3) tenants in subsidized affordable housing units. These priorities will be expanded in Phase 2. All residents of Alameda County, including Hayward and unincorporated Alameda County (e.g., Ashland, Cherryland, etc) who meet these eligibility criteria may apply. Click here to apply.

City of Hayward Rent Relief: The City's rent relief program is no longer accepting applications. 


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