- 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 Community Development permit counter will will operate with modified hours December 9-20, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, December 23.
Join the City of Irvine and the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee in brightening the season for military families. The Holiday Toy Drive, which runs through December 13, benefits the families of Irvine’s adopted 2/11 Marine Battalion.
The City of Irvine is preparing the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This Needs Assessment Survey is used to obtain input from community residents regarding affordable housing, community development, economic development, and more.
Like all communities, Irvine could potentially face widespread devastation in the event of a natural disaster. In order to better prepare in advance of a disaster, the City of Irvine is developing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Your responses to this survey will help develop the plan.