About One Irvine

One Irvine is a neighborhood revitalization program that connects Irvine residents with community-strengthening resources and with each other. The program enhances neighborhood conditions and facilitates specific improvement projects in collaboration with residents. 

One Irvine focuses resources in Irvine's older neighborhoods to spark community-led reinvestment. The program is available to owners of qualifying single-family homes and condominiums built in or before 1975.

To learn more about the program, available resources, and rebates as well as the upcoming Sustainability DIY Toolkit for Renters, visit our virtual information center.

Program Offers

 Permit Fee Holiday
Funding is limited, and issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

If your single family home or condominium was built in or prior to 1975, you may be eligible for up to $1,500 per household in waived fees. The permit fee holiday waives certain building and planning permit fees. Swimming pools, additions, and accessory dwelling units are not eligible.

  • A permit fee waiver can be obtained by visiting the Eligibility Check Portal HERE. This waiver must be uploaded with your permit application package to utilize the fee waiver program. No refunds will be issued if the waiver is not uploaded.
  • Submit your completed Application Forms along with your Fee Waiver Verification Form through our Online Submission Portal. You will need to set up a user account prior to creating your new project. For additional information please visit our Residential Remodel Information Page.
  • Please note a refund will not be issued. The applicable fees will be waived when the project is processed internally, regardless of which party applies for the permit. Reconciliation of the cost savings shall be between the contractor and the homeowner.

 Residential Rehabilitation Program (RRP)

Citywide program that offers financial assistance through 0% interest deferred loans and emergency grants to assist low-income homeowners with critical home improvements. Loans or grants are available to assist homeowners in need of health and safety, building code, and accessibility-related repairs. 


Up to $1,500 per household to support smaller sustainability projects. Available to all single-family homes and condominiums built in Irvine in 1975 or earlier. Funding is limited and applications will be accepted until funding is exhausted.

View the Green Home Grant Guidelines for more information and eligibility requirements. 

To access the application, visit the virtual meeting room


Up to $25,000 for larger-scale projects to homeowners. These loans, repaid upon sale or transfer of the property, are designed for projects related to critical repairs or sustainability – including solar panels. Funding is limited and applications will be accepted until funding is exhausted.

View the Home Improvement Loan Guidelines for more information and eligibility requirements.

To access the application, visit the virtual meeting room.


Program Timeline

Be on Our Contractor List

Are you a contractor interested in serving as the vendor for homeowner sustainability projects in Irvine? Email staff at oneirvine@cityofirvine.org to express your interest. 


One Irvine Fact Sheet

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