At Innovative Housing Opportunities (IHO), our vision is to build attractive affordable housing environments that are indistinguishable from market rate properties, where residents can thrive, develop healthy habits, and achieve their dreams. IHO believes that thriving communities start with housing, but doesn’t end there. We provide opportunities for residents who are able, to achieve housing independence and go on to become mentors to other struggling with housing insecurity. We are proud that our portfolio reflects this mission.
IHO was formed in 1976 to help the business industry and government address the shortage of low to moderate income housing in the City of Irvine. Today, IHO’s development portfolio has expanded to include high-quality, well-designed, affordable housing in suburban, urban infill, low-income, and high cost neighborhoods throughout the Southern California region. Our community residents are comprised of seniors, families, veterans, those living with mental illness, formerly homeless, developmentally disabled and other special needs and mixed populations.
At our inception, IHO brought together business leaders, policy makers, the education and faith communities, and local citizens to find a mutually beneficial solution which would provide for the ability to both live and work in the City of Irvine. Since that time, collaboration has been integral to IHO’s ability to solve complex housing issues and incorporate innovative solutions. IHO seeks out strategic partnerships that creatively and effectively maximize efficiencies, utilizing the strengths of a broad variety of stakeholders while achieving the most attractive and well managed environments for our residents and their communities.
Our motto, “It starts with housing” reflects our belief that high-quality, affordable housing should be a launch pad by which residents can build or rebuild their lives. Through targeted services, collaboration, and solid business principles, IHO is proud to offer the greatest opportunity for our residents to grow, thrive, and lead their communities to housing independence. We’re just getting started.