This fact sheet was created in partnership with The Hayward Collective to support their work to advance policies that protect renters. Key findings include:
- Renters are an important and growing constituency in Hayward, but 57 percent of them pay too much for housing.
- Rent affordability is a racial equity issue: people of color face the steepest rent burdens.
- Renters have experienced a 10 increase in median rent and a 29 percent increase in households that are rent burdened since 2000.
Find the Hayward Collective renters' rights campaign updates here.
On March 5, the Hayward City Council voted unanimously to extend the city’s just cause protections, which applied only to renters living in buildings constructed prior to 1979, to all tenants.