Hayward is committed to assisting its residents with their housing needs. Our goal is to expand access and choice for residents and protect their rights to quality homes that are affordable, safe, and healthy.
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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) 583-5547.

A woman in her cubicle on the phone smilingContact Us

Meet our team of  of housing specialists and learn more about our goal to provide affordable housing opportunities for City of Hayward residents.

Our staff members are waiting to hear from you →


A blue and grey portable housing unit at the navigation centerHomeless Housing Assistance

The purpose of the Housing Navigation Center is to help address the City’s homelessness crisis. The center is located on City-owned land at the corner of Depot Road and Whitesell Street. 

Find out more about the Navigation Center →

Read the Let's House Hayward Strategic Plan 


A couple signing homeownership papaerworkHome Ownership

Home ownership is likely one of the largest purchases of your lifetime. Learn more about finding, financing, purchasing, maintaining, refinancing, and selling a home.

Check out our home ownership resources →


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Mobile Home Information

Learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a mobile home owner or renter. 

Review the ordinance →


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Rental Housing

We encourage investment in local residential rental housing by allowing landlords to make fair return on real estate investments while protecting the welfare of residents who are tenants.

Resources for Tenants →

Resources for Landlords