The City of Irvine resumed its One Irvine program on February 14, 2022. One Irvine is a neighborhood revitalization program that enhances neighborhood conditions as neighborhoods age and transition to new generations of homeowners, and facilitates specific improvement projects in collaboration with residents.
As a master-planned community, much of Irvine’s residential history is characterized by the development of newly constructed homes in newly created neighborhoods. With the City recently celebrating 50 years of incorporation, some of the City’s original neighborhoods are now facing challenges associated with an aging housing stock, infrastructure, and public amenities.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to see this program back up and running,” said Mayor Farrah N. Khan. “Our City is only as strong as all of our neighborhoods, and I’m happy to bring multiple resources to our residents and make us One Irvine.”
The first neighborhood slated to participate in the program is North El Camino Real. Subsequent neighborhoods will be introduced into the programs in approximately 12-18 month increments. The One Irvine Program was originally scheduled to launch in spring 2020, and was delayed due to difficulties conducting in-person neighborhood activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with pandemic recovery now underway, the City has relaunched the program.
One Irvine focuses resources in Irvine's older neighborhoods to spark community-led reinvestment while also providing opportunities for homeowners citywide. Three programs are available to meet the goals of strengthening communities and enhancing neighborhoods throughout the City:
1. Green Home Grant Program: Awards $1,000 grants for green home improvements. Homeowners can receive up to $1,000 per household to support smaller sustainability projects. This program is available to homeowners in North El Camino Real. Funding is limited, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted. View the program guidelines and apply here.
2. Home Improvement Loan Program: Awards up to $25,000 zero-interest loans for large-scale projects. This program is available to homeowners in North El Camino Real. Funding is limited, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted. View the program guidelines and apply here.
3. Permit Fee Holiday Program: Waives building permit and plan check fees for certain home improvements. This program is available to any single-family home in Irvine built prior to or in 1975 and encourages homeowners to make sustainability upgrades to their homes. Check your eligibility to participate in the program at irvineready.com.
For additional information about the One Irvine program, visit cityofirvine.org/oneirvine.