Hayward

Protect Mom and Pop Landlords and Preserve Rental Housing in Hayward

The City of Hayward’s new Residential Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protection Ordinance could make owners of smaller rental properties, including condos, town homes and single family homes, sell their units. This would reduce the rental housing stock, making rent even less affordable, which would impact the larger metropolitan area.

The Ordinance includes fines and jail time for rental property owners who don’t share rent increase and eviction information with City Hall.

Other rules include Hayward politicians and bureaucrats determining a property owners “fair rate” of return on their investment.

These rules apply to all rental properties in Hayward including condos, town homes and single-family detached homes.

The City Council will take final action on the Ordinance during their June 25 meeting. Please take a minute today to call or email the Mayor’s Ofice at (510) 583-4340, Barbara.Halliday@hayward-ca.gov, and ask the City Council to exempt smaller rental properties from this Ordinance. Sample language is below.

Thank you for considering our request!


Here is a sample phone message (510-583-4340):

“I am concerned to learn about the details of the City of Hayward’s proposed Residential Rent Stabilization Ordinance. Because of its potential impact on smaller rental properties, this proposal would reduce the rental housing stock and make rent even less affordable in our metropolitan area. Please consider exempting smaller rental properties from this Ordinance.”

Here is a sample email message (Barbara.Halliday@hayward-ca.gov):

Dear Mayor,

I am concerned to learn about details of the City of Hayward’s proposed Residential Rent Stabilization Ordinance.
Because of its potential impact on smaller rental properties, this proposal would reduce the rental housing stock and make rent even less affordable in our metropolitan area.

Please consider exempting smaller rental properties from this Ordinance.

Sincerely,