News ReleaseCity of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 724-6077

1/15/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #14-01-15
Subject :

Irvine to Host Community Forum to Review Housing Needs for People with Developmental Disabilities
Contact :Public Information Office    949-724-6077
    pio@cityofirvine.org

IRVINE, CA (January 15, 2013):  The City of Irvine is hosting a community forum to receive input regarding housing needs for people with developmental disabilities residing in Irvine on Tuesday, January 21 from 6-9 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center.

Facilitated by the City’s Task Force to Review Housing Needs of Developmentally Disabled, the meeting is designed to be a listening session to receive community input about what type of housing best serves the needs of people with developmental disabilities, with an emphasis on housing type, design aspects, cost and location.

Current City housing policies are located at cityofirvine.org/housing and the community will have an opportunity to comment on these policies, specifically to address the needs of people with developmental disabilities.  This includes the development of all types of housing from rental to ownership, single family and group homes to apartments as well as other housing types such as modular or mobile homes.

The goal of the Task Force is to develop draft housing policies to support the creation of housing for people with developmental disabilities, in the City of Irvine, and make appropriate recommendations to the City Council. The Task Force recommendations will be presented to the City Council during the summer of 2014.

For more information, contact the City of Irvine Housing Division at 949-724-7444.



Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 231,117, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century.  For more information, please visit cityofirvine.org.

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