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 Access the Consolidated Plan here.


Request for Proposals: Homelessness Reduction Strategic Plan

The City of Hayward Community Services Division is seeking proposals for professional consulting services to assist the City in developing a five-year strategic plan to make homelessness in the City of Hayward rare, brief, and non-reoccurring. The plan must utilize a racial equity analysis, align with the EveryOne Home Strategic plan, and address the unique challenges of a mid-sized City addressing a complex regional crisis. In light of the recent COVID-19 global pandemic, the plan should also address the rapidly changing needs of the homeless community, as well as the financial and economic impacts of the global pandemic.

Interested applicants are invited to submit questions concerning this RFP. Questions must be submitted in writing via email to Jessica Lobedan at 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

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 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  Staff reports are available the Friday before the Community Services Commission meeting.