Facts

Statistics
  • 300 acres
  • 1426 households: 1066 for-sale homes and 360 rental units
  • 14 parks
  • Community Center
  • Tierney University House
  • First phase completed in 1985
  • Largest on-campus, for-sale workforce housing community in the nation
Demographics
  • 4,000 persons (US Census, 2013 & 2015 demographic study)
  • 2.9 persons per dwelling unit
  • 40% of households have school-aged children or younger
  • Virtual even split between male and female adults
  • Average age of adults is 47 years old
Street Name Biographies

University Hills Street Name Biographies 2017

Sustainability in University Hills

Sustainability in University Hills

Water Conservation in University Hills

Water Conservation in University Hills

History

Timeline
  • 1960 – Land sale agreements from The Irvine Company to The Regents of the University of California envisions employee housing
  • October 1983 – Irvine Campus Housing Authority is incorporated as a public benefit non-profit charged with building the “housing program” at UC Irvine
  • 1983 – Dr William Parker becomes first ICHA President
  • 1984 – The Regents lease the first 20 acres to ICHA
  • June 15, 1984 – Groundbreaking Day
  • 1985 – The first homes sales are completed, buyers begin to move in, first recreation area is completed
  • 1990 – Leon Schwartz becomes second ICHA President
  • 1991 – The Garden Park is built by University Hills volunteers
  • 1996 – ICHA constructs the Gabrielino apartments
  • 1998 – Chuck Hayward becomes third ICHA President
  • 2001 – The Tierney University House is completed
  • 2007 – The Santiago Apartments are completed
  • 2010 – University Hills Community Center grand opening
  • 2011 – Jane Laning becomes fourth ICHA President
  • 2015 – Parker Vista Dedication
ICHA Board Chairs
  • Charles Lave (1983 – 1996)
  • William Parker (1996 – 1998)
  • Jone Pearce (1998 – 1999)
  • Leon Schwartz  (1999 — 2002)
  • Richard Haier (2003 – 2008)
  • Dave Tomcheck (2008 – 2010)
  • Ken Chew (2010 – 2016)
  • Greg Jue (2016 – Present)
HRB Chairs (1984 to present)
  • Otto Reyer (1984 – 1985)
  • Carolyn Stone (1986)
  • Martin Colman & Jane Galligani (1987)
  • Walter Bron & Chris Reed (1988)
  • Chris Reed (1989 – 1991)
  • Cathy Menton (1992)
  • Carolyn Scheer (1993 – 1995)
  • Richard Haier (1996 – 1997)
  • Ken Chew (1998)
  • Terry LePage (1999)
  • Michele Walot (2000 – 2002)
  • Isabel De Figueiredo (2003)
  • Rachel Gamby (2004)
  • Rachel Gamby & Brian Cummings (2005)
  • Aileen Anderson & Chris Hayne (2006)
  • Mike McNally & Chris Hayne (2007 – 2009)
  • Michele Walot (2010-2012)
  • Jeffrey Beckwith (2012-2014)
  • Stephen Cauffman (2014-2017)
  • Richard Haier & Hobart Taylor (2017-present)
Original Board of Directors
  • L.E. Cox
  • Joseph DiMento
  • Walter Gayner
  • Charles Lave
  • Jack McGervey
  • Spencer Olin
  • William Parker