H-15 Fair Housing Services

The City shall continue to contract with ECHO and other organizations (as appropriate) to provide fair housing and tenant/landlord services, including fair housing counseling and education and tenant/landlord counseling and mediation. The City shall also work with Bay East Association of Realtors and other organizations (as appropriate) to ensure that residential real estate agents and brokers adhere to fair housing laws and regulations, and work with tenants, tenant advocates, and rental housing owners and managers to eradicate housing discrimination and to ensure that Hayward's supply of rental housing is decent, safe and sanitary. The City shall promote training for property owners and managers to ensure that they are knowledgeable of the requirements of Federal, State and local real estate, housing discrimination, tenant protection, housing inspection and community preservation laws; and promote training of tenants in the requirements of Federal, State, and local laws so that they are aware of their rights and obligations. Finally, the City shall disseminate information to homeowners about predatory lending practices.

Responsible Department(s):
Library and Community Services
Program Type(s):
Joint Partnerships with the Private Sector (JP), Public Information (PI)
Implements These Policy(ies):
Funding Source(s):

Program Status:
Not Started
In Progress

The Community Service Division funds agencies that provide housing services to Hayward residents.  For more information, please contact the Community Service Divison at 510-583-4250.