Renter Resources

Welcome to the City of Irvine Renter Resources webpage. This webpage can help Irvine residents access information related to rental properties, affordable housing, rent relief, services, and much more. For additional information, please call 949-724-6114.

Please see the topic and resources listed below for assistance. To download and print a copy of these resources, click here.

Find affordable housing  Speak to someone about affordable housing Apply for a Housing Voucher Report criminal activity Emergency housing, rent relief, and utilities payments
Domestic violence & shelter Tenant rights, housing discrimination, and tenant-landlord dispute Rent increases at affordable housing unit More resources Legal assistance
Food assistance Mental health resources Report a health or safety violation    


I want to...

Contact these places

Find affordable housing.

To find affordable housing, you must contact individual properties
listed in the following documents. Most properties have wait lists,
which may or may not be open:

Irvine Affordable Housing Guide
Irvine Interactive Affordable Housing Map
Orange County Affordable Housing List

Sign up for the City’s affordable housing email notification list for affordable housing news and information on when wait lists open, and other relevant housing announcements by clicking here. Please make sure to select “email”
and “Affordable Housing” as a subscription topic.

Speak with someone at the City of Irvine about affordable housing.

Call the City Affordable Housing Line at 949-724-6114 or email

Apply for a Housing Voucher or port with a Housing Voucher.

The Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) administers
Housing Choice Vouchers that can be used in the City of Irvine.
OCHA contact information is as follows:

OCHA’s wait list is currently closed. Information is available at:

Contacts to port your voucher are listed at:

Get help with emergency housing, emergency rent assistance and/or utilities payment assistance.

South County Outreach

Mercy House

Families Forward 

Interval House 

Illumination Foundation 

Project Self Sufficiency 

StandUp for Kids 

Get help with domestic violence or emergency shelter due to domestic violence.

Human Options
24-hour hotline 877-854-3594

Interval House

Get help with tenant rights, housing discrimination, and tenant-landlord disputes (such as rent increases, repairs, or evictions).

Click here for information on the State of California Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (AB1482).

Click here for information on COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act and the COVID-19 Rental Housing Recovery Act.

For assistance with your situation contact:

Fair Housing Foundation

Fair Housing Council of OC
714-569-0823 or 1-800-698-FAIR

Get help with legal assistance related to your housing situation.

Community Legal Aid SoCal 
714-571-5200 is the State of California’s official and free legal resource providing reliable information on 16 general topics and a directory of pre-screened organizations offering low-cost legal advice and representation.

Get help with food.

Orange County Free Food Map

Irvine Meals on Wheels 

South County Outreach Food Program 
949-380-8144 ext. 207

Families Forward 

CalFresh Program

Get help with mental health.

County of Orange Health Care Agency Crisis Assessment Team

Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Crisis Lifeline 
9-8-8 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Suicide Prevention Crisis Line

Orange County Health Care Agency

Mental Health Association of Orange County

National Alliance on Mental Illness 

Report a health or safety violation in the building where you live.

City of Irvine Code Enforcement Division

Report criminal activity.

Irvine Police Department
Online Crime Reporting
If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

To access a list of housing, health, and social resources.

Call 2-1-1 or visit

Click here to view a broader list of resources or contact 2-1-1 Orange County.

To view the AB 987 Affordable Housing Database, click here.