Community Services Division
The mission of Community Services is to preserve and enhance the quality of life for the Hayward community through neighborhood-oriented services, community-based problem-solving, and information and resources that are relevant, accessible, and responsive to the community. In every service we provide, our goal is to transform lives and contribute to the health and success of our community.
Community Agency Funding
On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at 7:00pm City Council will hold a Public Hearing to discuss proposed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and General Fund allocations for public and social services, economic development, infrastructure, and arts and music programs. To join the remote Public Hearing, visit the City Council website and join the remote proceedings.
2021-2025 Consolidated Plan
The public comment period for the City's 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan is available for public comment through June 24, 2020. Comments may be submitted electronically or over the phone to Amy Cole-Bloom at 510-583-4252 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Access the Consolidated Plan here.
Request for Proposals: Homelessness Reduction Strategic Plan
Interested applicants are invited to submit questions concerning this RFP. Questions must be submitted in writing via email to Jessica Lobedan at Jessica.email@example.com no later than Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 5:00pm, and may not be considered if not received by then. The City will respond to questions it considers appropriate to the RFP and of interest to all Applicants, but reserves the right, in its discretion, not to respond to any question. Click here for a copy of the RFP.
Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 26, 2020. Applicants should submit proposals via email to Jessica Lobedan at Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Permanent Local Housing Allocation 302(c)(4) Plan (PLHA Plan) Draft for Public Comment
In 2017, Senate Bill 2 (the Building Homes and Jobs Act) created the Permanent Location Housing Allocation program. The PLHA program provides formula grants to entitlement jurisdictions based upon the formula prescribed under federal law for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
The primary goal of the PLHA program is to create a permanent source of funding available to eligible local governments in California for housing-related projects and programs to address unmet housing needs in their local communities.
The City of Hayward proposes to allocate all PLHA funding to the Hayward Navigation Center. The goal of the Navigation Center is to transition literally homeless individuals out of homelessness and provide a pathway to permanent housing. All PLHA funds would be used to support households with Extremely Low Income (30% of AMI and under).
The table below sets forth the amount of funding allocated to the City of Hayward in year 1 (actual) and an estimate of the amount of funding to be received during the initial five years of the PLHA Plan. Annual amounts will vary year to year based upon revenue realized under SB2.
Year 1 Allocation
5 Year Estimate
City of Hayward Allocation
Click here to review the draft Plan. Public comments on the draft Plan can be directed via email to Jessica Lobedan at email@example.com. Public comments will be accepted from Wednesday, June 10, 2020 through Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
A Community Services Commission Work Session will be held to receive additional public input at:
Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 7:00PM or soon thereafter
A copy of the staff report associated with the Public Hearing at City Council may be reviewed on the City's website at www.hayward-ca.gov. Staff reports are available the Friday before the Community Services Commission meeting.