As housing crisis rages, Hayward aims to build only 74 homes on 37 acres of prime land

A 37-acre parcel of hillside land near Cal State East Bay in Hayward, long ago envisioned by CalTrans as part of a freeway extension, moved closer to development on Tuesday, but not without concerns the future neighborhood will cater to the rich at a time when housing displacement is becoming rampant in the city. The … Continue reading As housing crisis rages, Hayward aims to build only 74 homes on 37 acres of prime land

Hayward to study referral giving housing preferences to city residents

Some Hayward councilmembers showed growing pains with new council rules for offering and debating referrals.

HAYWARD: Wahab wants residents to have first dibs on city-backed housing, home ownership

With an eye toward limiting the displacement of Hayward residents, Councilmember Aisha Wahab wants Hayward residents to have the first crack at housing and home ownership opportunities that are backed by the city. Wahab plans to offer a referral on the matter at the next Hayward City Council meeting on April 30. "This is not … Continue reading HAYWARD: Wahab wants residents to have first dibs on city-backed housing, home ownership

Hayward city manager, who received low-interest loan to move to city, wants relocation expenses

Hayward elected officials wanted their new city manager to live in Hayward, so they gave her a favorable home loan to do it amid a brewing housing crisis in the city