First-time Buyers

City of Irvine Programs

Down Payment Assistance: The City of Irvine's Down Payment Assistance Program consists of low interest loans to qualifying first time low and very low income homebuyers. 

Applications for this program are not being accepted at this time and there is no expected timetable for reopening the application process.

For information regarding the Down Payment Assistance program, email Valerie Jacobs or call 949-724-7456 or email Amy Mullay or call 949-724-7454.

Affordable Homeownership Opportunities: Currently, there are no affordable homeownership units available through the City; however there are some available through the Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT).  For more information about available units and to place your name on an interest list, click here.

Affordable Housing Clearinghouse

The Affordable Housing Clearinghouse is a network of lenders, community groups, and public agencies dedicated to the creation of quality affordable housing. The Clearinghouse provides homebuyer assistance to low- and moderate-income families. Additionally, to assist families in preparing to purchase a home, the Clearinghouse provides homebuyer education and credit counseling. For information regarding the Clearinghouse's programs please contact the Affordable Housing Clearinghouse at:

23861 El Toro Road, Suite 401
Lake Forest, CA 92630

877-990-LOAN (5626) Toll-Free
949-859-8534 FAX