Irvine Campus Housing Authority (ICHA) was created by the Regents of the University of California to develop and maintain for-sale and rental housing on the campus of The University of California, Irvine (UCI). In the 29 years of its existence, ICHA has created a highly successful faculty/staff housing program, including the development of the community of University Hills which is generally regarded as the most successful on-campus housing program of its kind in the country.
University Hills was created as an academic community in residence to provide affordable housing to eligible full-time employees. It is within walking distance of Irvine shopping, restaurants and entertainment, as well as campus academic and athletic activities and neighborhood recreational amenities. The community has three apartment communities, two condominium associations, townhomes, paired homes, single family detached homes and a few custom homes. In all, University Hills has 240 apartments and 940 for-sale homes on over 200 acres.