- 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
The City of Irvine’s annual summer tradition, Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts, returns to Mike Ward Community Park – Woodbridge Sundays through August 11.
The community is invited to a series of free family-friendly concerts out in the park covering a variety of musical tastes!
On August 6, the Irvine Police Department will welcome guests to celebrate the highly anticipated summer tradition of National Night Out. Check out police vehicles, meet our officers and enjoy an array of activities at this family friendly event.
The City of Irvine is developing a Strategic Energy Plan that will demonstrate Irvine’s commitment to leadership and innovation. Join us on Tuesday, July 30 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for our intial workshop that will will focus on shaping the energy strategies related to Irvine.
The Mayor’s Corner is a new video series implemented to bring residents, businesses, and visitors information about issues and initiatives that impact our community, like the Veterans Cemetery and the role the City of Irvine is playing in addressing the housing crisis.
The City of Irvine is proud to officially proclaim April 7–13 as National Volunteer Week. In honor of this nationwide effort, we are kicking off a 1 Million Hour Challenge, in which residents are encouraged to volunteer 1 million hours of their time to causes close to their hearts.