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Hayward Housing and Climate Update Resources



Past Event Materials

Community Workshops and Events

April 2022

April 30, 2022 – NAACP Housing Program

The goal of the Hayward NAACP Housing Program was to provide an opportunity for African Americans and other minorities to learn about the Housing Element and to provide input on some of the issues they are facing in trying to secure affordable, quality housing in Hayward. In addition, staff from the Housing Division presented information on housing resources and assistance for people who may need some assistance in paying their rent and utilities due to the pandemic.

April 27, 2022 – 2nd Environmental Justice Public Forum

This workshop provided community members with the opportunity to offer input on the policy framework that will be utilized to develop the Environmental Justice Element. The policy framework is an outline of key environmental justice topics, specific to Hayward, that will be addressed within the policies of the Environmental Justice Element. The workshop included a brief presentation on how the policy framework was developed as well as an interactive activity to identify gaps or improvements to the policy topics within the policy framework.

April 25, 2022 – Chabot College Housing Element Event

On April 25, Chabot College students and faculty, Hayward residents, and Hayward city staff shared presentations related to housing in the City of Hayward. The presentations included over 400 interviews of Hayward residents, and they reflect community concerns and dreams around a wide variety of issues, including litter and illegal dumping, homelessness, cost of housing, gentrification, pet ownership, recreation and youth sports, and quality jobs among other topics.

April 13, 2022 – Climate Action Plan Public Workshop

Click here to participate in our CAP survey!

On April 13, 2022, the City of Hayward hosted a community workshop to discuss climate action planning, such as opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create an equitable climate action plan update. If you were unable to attend this meeting, you can watch the meeting recording, review the presentation, and take the survey.

February 2022

Environmental Justice Public Forum

Do you want to learn more about environmental justice in Hayward and be involved in the development of the City’s Environmental Justice Element? Save the date for the next Environmental Justice Meeting that is tentatively scheduled for April 27th!

On February 23rd, 2022, the City of Hayward hosted a public forum to discuss environmental justice issues, such as health, pollution exposure, parks access, food access, and community engagement.
If you were unable to attend this meeting, you can watch the meeting recording, review the presentation, and read the draft Environmental Justice Technical Report.

Click the links below to access meeting resources.

If you have any questions, comments, or further input regarding environmental justice in Hayward, please email

Study Sessions with Decision Makers

Hearings with City Council and Planning Commission

October 2021

October 19, 2021 Hayward City Council and Planning Commission Joint Meeting: Click here to view the meeting recording

Community Advisory Committee

Coming soon!

Housing and Climate Update – Documents and Reports

The Environmental Justice Technical Background Report includes background information, local practices and plans, environmental justice determinants, opportunities for improvements and programs, and key findings. Environmental justice determinants analyze the following topics:

  • Pollution Exposure and Air Quality
  • Public Facilities
  • Food Access
  • Safe and Sanitary Homes
  • Physical Activity
  • Civic or Community Engagement