- The City Council’s long-term goal is to PREVENT homelessness.
- We continue to support preventive measures with our professional staff, with our partners, and importantly, with dedicated funds each and every fiscal year. Here are examples:
- The City Council approved $29.2 million from the state’s redevelopment settlement to the City of Irvine – and that is money, guaranteed over several years – that will go to the City’s affordable housing through the Irvine Community Land Trust. There are currently more than 4,000 affordable housing units throughout the City.
- Councilmember Melissa Fox is Chair of the nonprofit organization (Irvine Community Land Trust) that provides permanent affordable housing opportunities in Irvine, and Mayor Pro Tem Christina Shea is a Board Member.
- We have two full-time police officers assigned each day to respond to those in need of mental health help and services. One of them is a homeless liaison.
- Additionally, a division of the Community Services Department, FOR Families, is budgeted at more than $200,000 a year. Our staff is assigned to work directly with families in areas of concern such as stress and depression; substance abuse; and family violence. Resources include financial help and health care.
City of Irvine’s Goal: Prevent Homelessness
Voting by mail? Apply two stamps! Also, in an ongoing effort to promote voter registration and participation, all eligible residents are encouraged to register by May 21. The Irvine Civic Center will also serve as an Early Voting Service Center, beginning Saturday, May 26 through Monday, June 4.
Please join us for the City of Irvine’s Memorial Day Ceremonies, as we honor our nation’s fallen and pay special tribute to local service members.
In honor of Memorial Day, Irvine Animal Care Center is waiving adoption fees for veterans Friday, May 25, through Sunday, May 27. The program is made possible through the Animals for Armed Forces Foundation, which is covering adoption fees for the veterans.
The 24th annual Studio Arts Festival is Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The juried festival will showcase original artwork by Southern California artists, and will also feature live music, culinary and art demonstrations, hands-on activities, food and more.
Irvine Animal Care Center's 12th annual Super Pet Adoption is Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This event features adoptable animals, pet-related vendors, gourmet food trucks and a bake sale, a silent auction and low-cost microchipping. Suggested donation of $2/person or $5/family.
Celebrate Bike Month with the Orange County Transportation Authority by participating in a number of activities that help showcase the multiple benefits of riding a bike including improved health, eliminating the cost of driving and helping the environment.
Watch Mayor Wagner’s updated statement here. City of Irvine does not provide emergency shelter for the homeless and there is no designated site in which to place a shelter. City’s goal to prevent homelessness, click here. Types of supportive housing countywide, click here. Questions: 949-724-6077.