Hayward Rental Housing Issues

Hayward Council Gets Earful on Rental Housing Issues
The Hayward City Council asked the community to tell them about rental housing and the community spoke!  

More than 35 tenants, property owners, property managers and other stakeholders testified at the City Council work session about tenant and rental housing issues on Tuesday, Feb. 6.  Bill Espinola, a REALTOR® and Chair of the Bay  East Local Government Relations Committee, was among those who shared their experiences as a Hayward resident and rental property owner.  

After more than two hours of testimony and lengthy discussion, the City Council ultimately directed staff to research programs to bring tenants and landlords together and ways to create more housing affordable to a variety of incomes.  The majority of the Council did not support expanding the existing rent stabilization program.

More community meetings are planned in the coming weeks.  Meanwhile, Hayward is conducting an on-line survey about housing issues.  You can participate by clicking here.  The survey is available in Spanish here
Tax Portability Update: Live Stream Event Feb. 15 at Bay East
Curious about the Tax Portability Initiative and how you can help? Bay East is partnering with the Citrus Valley Association of REALTORS® on a special “live stream” video event on Feb. 15 with Pat “Ziggy” Zicarelli.

Zicarelli is a past President of the California Association of REALTORS® and a dynamic speaker who will fire you up about collecting signatures to qualify the Initiative for the November 2018 ballot.

The event is Thursday, Feb. 15 at 10:00 a.m. in the Bay East Conference Center.  Tax Portability Initiative petitions will be provided at the event. 

More information about the Initiative is here.

That’s it for this week’s report. If you have any questions or any government-related real estate issues you want Bay East to research, please contact Bay East staff at: davids@bayeast.org

or visit the Bay East offices at 7021 Koll Center Parkway, Pleasanton CA 94566.6.