Community Development

The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides resources to Alameda County residents in low-moderate income residents in small cities and unincorporated county. Since 1974, the CDBG program managed by HCD has provided more than $100 million to support many programs, including:

  • Making housing more affordable
  • Home rehabilitation
  • Programs to help understand and resolve issues between renters and landlords
  • Building and improving sidewalks
  • Creating and fixing up parks and places for the community and seniors to gather
  • Services for the community such as Meals on Wheels for Seniors, behavioral health program, and homeless services.

The picture above is the after, here’s a before photo:

A before photo on fixing a curb in Hayward that seismic activity caused to move over time, It shows four people in jeans standing on the curb
This curb was once straight; the shifting Hayward fault pulled it apart.