COVID-19 UPDATE AS OF: June 30, 2020:
Housing Response to the COVID-19 Emergency:
- COVID-19 Rental Housing Relief Program - The purpose of Hayward’s Rental Housing Relief Program is to support residents who are at greatest risk of displacement due to non-payment of rent related to the COVID-19 pandemic and to offset corresponding lost revenue that landlords need to provide housing services. Learn more here.
- Temporary Moratorium on Evictions: Mar. 24, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding state and local emergency orders, the Hayward City Council voted to adopt a Temporary Moratorium on Evictions to prevent displacement of tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 1, 2020, the moratorium was extended to September 30, 2020. The City's Emergency Moratorium temporary bans evictions of residential and commercial tenants. Additional information about the Temporary Moratorium on Evictions.
- Free mediation services: The City is offering free mediation services for landlords and residential tenants to help negotiate reasonable repayment plans for tenants unable to pay rent due to COVID-19. Request free mediation services.
- Free default counseling and workshops: The City is partnering with A-1 Community Housing Services (a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency) to offer free mortgage default counseling and workshops. Learn more about free counseling services and free foreclosure prevention workshops.
- Landlord and Tenant Petitions: Mediation and arbitration meetings will be suspended for 30 days. Forms are availabe on this website and will also be avaiable on the first floor of Hayward City Hall at the Rent Stabilization Resource Kiosk. If you are filing a petition, an extension of 10 days will be given in order to account for longer mail delivery times. A petition can be filed by mail, sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropped off in the drop-box located at the Resource Kiosk.
- Rent Increase or Termination Notices: If you're filing a Rent Increase or Termination Notice, these notices can be filed by mail, sent by e-mail to email@example.com, or dropped off in the the drop-box located at the Resource Kiosk.
- Rent Stabilization Fee: The Rent Stabilization Fee can be paid by mail or online at https://haywardselfservice.us/hss/.
- Resources and Tools: The City has consolidated several local and state resources to support the Hayward Community. Please click here for a detailed list of resources, including food, education, and other basic needs.
Educational Workshops Explaining the New Residential Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RRSO)
The City of Hayward hosts free educational workshops on the recently amended RRSO. Currently, due to state shelter in place orders, all workshops are postponed until further notice.
Final Alameda County Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Is Now Available
Jurisdictions which are eligible to receive federal funding from housing and community development programs administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are required to prepare a Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing which outlines demographics, jurisdictional analysis of impediments, conclusions and recommendations for fair housing activities. The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing is a planning document built on public participation and intergovernmental consultation.
The County of Alameda and the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, and Union City along with the Housing Authorities for the Cities of Alameda, Berkeley, Livermore, Oakland and Alameda County have formed a working group to develop a regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing.
The purpose of the Regional AI is to gather data and community feedback, identify specific impediments or barriers to fair housing within Alameda County, and then to come up with viable solutions, or actions to take against identified impediments.
In July 2020, these jurisdictions and Housing Authorities will adopt a Five-Year Consolidated Plan. As part of the Consolidated Plan an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI) must be updated every five years. The last AI was updated in January 2015.
The Final Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing is now available and can be reviewed by clicking here.