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Safety and Climate Documents

The Draft Housing Element was adopted by Hayward’s City Council on February 7, 2023. The City received comments from the State Department of Housing and Community Development on April 10, 2023. Based on the comments in HCD’s letter and subsequent correspondence, the City prepared non-substantive updates to certain sections of the Housing Element on the adopted version and resubmitted the final updated version to HCD on June 7, 2023. On July 27, 2023, HCD certified the City’s updated Housing Element. Please see the City’s website for links to the adopted, certified 2023-2031 Housing Element.

Upcoming Events

Attend our Gallery Event!

Do you want to learn more about housing and climate goals for Hayward? Our interactive gallery event presents educational posters about the Climate Action Plan and General Plan, including housing, safety, and environmental justice.

We can bring the gallery walk posters to you! Just email

If you cannot attend our event, you can view our posters here!

Click here for posters translated in Spanish!

    Tell your Housing Story!

    The City of Hayward partnered with Chabot College students to survey almost 200 Hayward residents of all ages, races, and income levels about their experiences, feelings, hopes, and issues around housing and their environment. The first question was “What three words would you use to describe your living situation?” Check out some of the responses and leave your three words in the Housing Story box below!