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2023-2031 Draft Housing Element

The Housing Element is the City’s blueprint to meet the community’s housing needs over the next eight years. It provides a comprehensive strategy for promoting the production of available, affordable, and adequate housing to meet the needs of all community members. The Draft Housing Element was submitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development on August 31, 2022

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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!