Housing Division

COVID-19 UPDATE AS OF: October 1, 2020:

In response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the Housing Division, in-person office hours are cancelled through the end of September. 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) 909-8971. For all other requests, please see our KEY RESOURCES section.

Latest News:

Residential Tenants: 

The City of Hayward Temporary Moratorium on Evictions has expired as of September 30, 2020.

•For 180 days after the moratorium expires, there may be no eviction for non-payment of rent during the moratorium and landlords and tenants must meet & confer before initiating any action
•City of Hayward provides free mediation services to negotiate payment agreements for residential tenants and landlords
  • On June 30, 2020, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors amended its previous eviction moratorium ordinance to ensure all tenants and homeowners Countywide can shelter-in-place during this crisis. The ordinance allows tenants 12 months to repay rent over 12 months. This ordinance will remain in effect until 60 days after the local health emergency is lifted or 60 days after December 31, 2020, whichever is later. Violators are subject to a $1000 fine and may be subject to civil proceedings. For a more detailed summary, as well as FAQs for Homeowners and Tenants, please click here. If you have questions, please contact our partner, ECHO Housing, at 510-581-9380
  • County Courts will implement the County Ordinance; for more informaiton on this, please visit their website here.
  • A new state law enacted on Aug. 31, called the Tenant, Homeowner and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act, put in place a new statewide moratorium on residential evictions, also until Jan. 31, 2021.  At the same time, the state measure precluded Hayward and other local governments from extending local moratoria on residential evictions beyond already enacted expiration dates. On September 2, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom alaunched the Housing is Key website to inform Californians about the State's New Tenant and Landlord Protections. The Housing is Key website will connect tenants and landlords with important information about relief and protections under the new state law. For more information and details, please visit the Hosing is Key website here.
Commercial Tenants: 

Hayward Council voted on Tuesday September 22nd, 2020, to extend until Jan. 31 the city’s eviction protections for commercial tenants only. Nothing in the city ordinance relieves commercial tenants of an obligation to pay rent, and unpaid back rent still accumulates.  Rather, it prohibits evictions while the moratorium is in place and during a 180-day repayment period following the moratorium’s expiration.

Hayward Housing Division Releases Displacement Study RFP

On September 15, 2020, the Housing Division released an RFP for a Displacement Study. The City seeks proposals for professional consulting services to assist the City in developing a Displacement Study that will show the ways in which current Hayward residents may be displaced by current housing market conditions in the City of Hayward and County of Alameda. The study will be used by the City

  1. To request a live/work preference for receipt of Measure A1 funding from Alameda County, allowing existing Hayward residents or workers to have priority access to affordable units developed with A1 funding; and
  2. To inform the development of the City’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for affordable housing development.

The study must show the ways in which Hayward residents may be impacted by current housing market conditions in the City of Hayward and County of Alameda. It also must use a racial equity lens to conduct disparate impact analysis, exploring what community groups may be disproportionately and negatively impacted by the current housing crisis facing the City and County. Click here to review the RFP. Click here to review the City's responses to questions about the RFP.

Hayward City Council passes new Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance.

On July 21, 2020, Council enacted a new Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance along with revisions to the existing Residential Rent Stabilization Ordinance. Click here for a copy of the letter mailed to landlords notifying them of the new Ordinance. Click here to learn more about the new Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance.

Important Documents:
  • Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing is now available and can be reviewed by clicking here.