City of Irvine 2013 - 2021 Housing Element



[n.d.]2013 (?)


The Irvine Housing Element (122 pages, PDF) is structured to reflect the “Housing Element Building Blocks” model developed by the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

HCD is responsible for reviewing the Housing Element for compliance with state law. In addition to responding to the requirements of state law, the Irvine Housing Element demonstrates how the strategies to meet the City’s locally determined housing needs are methodically addressed through plans, programs and projects.

This Housing Element, while mandated by state law, also represents a roadmap for Irvine to continue its visionary leadership, ...

To ensure that all California cities and counties contribute to the statewide housing mandate to provide decent and adequate housing for all Californians, the Housing Element law institutes the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) process. The RHNA is meant to allocate a “fair share” of the region’s housing needs to each individual jurisdiction, based on, among other factors, population and job growth, housing construction trends, commute patterns, infrastructure constraints, and household formation trends. For the planning period of October 15, 2013 through June 30, 2021, Orange County was allocated an overall RHNA of 37,966 units, with the City of Irvine being allocated a RHNA of 12,149 units. Irvine has addressed the RHNA allocation in this Housing Element Update by continuing its strategic planning for the community and identifying appropriate locations for housing at density levels required by state law for the total RHNA.


City of Irvine, California








City of Irvine, “City of Irvine 2013 - 2021 Housing Element,” I4E: Housing4All Digital Library, accessed December 10, 2023,

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