I remember when my family moved back to Hayward in 1979. I was seven years old. This is the apartment complex we lived in then, on Smalley Ave. I now drive past it on my way to work every morning. Back then, I remember my mother crying in my father’s arms because she thought we would never be able to find a house. We eventually did, a rental house in Eden Gardens, which we lived in for many years. I was in high school when my parents bought their first home in Palma Ceia, with the help of a first time homebuyer program.
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Sean Reinhart is from Hayward, California, the best little city in the Bay Area. He lives in Oakland, California. He is a local government executive, serving as the director of libraries, housing, and community services for the city of Hayward, a diverse and rapidly urbanizing community of 150,000. View all posts by cityliteral