October 2018 Update
An interest list is open for the affordable rental units at Elements Apartments. Elements is located at 1000 Elements Way (near the intersection of Campus Dr. and Teller Ave.). This apartment complex is being constructed in phases. The interest list will be used to fill upcoming vacancies in Phase I, and depending on the volume of applicants, may also be used to lease out future phases of construction. Phase I will include 42 very low-income units and 28 moderate-income units. The Elements interest list will be open through December 5, 2018 leading up to a lottery in mid-December. To join the Elements interest list, please dial 858-200-2245 or visit the Elements website.
Affordable Housing Information
The City has prepared a brochure covering all facets of affordable housing in Irvine, including locations and phone numbers for all developments with affordable units. Please contact us at 949-724-7456 or 949-724-7454 if you need additional information.
Housing Goals: Development of housing in Irvine is guided by the goals, objectives and policies of the City's Housing Element and Chapter 2-3 of the Zoning Code. The overall goal of the Housing Element is to provide safe and decent housing for all economic segments of the community. The City of Irvine provides housing ranging from studio apartments to large single family homes. In addition, the City's development standards provide for affordable for sale and rental housing for lower income households requiring special needs.
Implementation of Goals: The goals of the Housing Element are implemented through Chapter 2-3 of the Zoning Ordinance.