Community Link Newsletter





Community Link

March 5, 2021 | Edition 10

Welcome to the Community Link Newsletter

Our new weekly newsletter aims to keep residents and businesses connected to us and all that is going on in and throughout the City. You can connect with us and learn more by visiting our website at, and following us on our social media channels, listed at the bottom of this email. We look forward to connecting with you. 

Rental Assistance Program

Emergency Rental

Assistance Program Opens March 8

The City of Irvine’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is allocating $17.7 million in state and federal funding for an Emergency Rental Assistance Program to help residential renters who have experienced financial setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for the program will be available Monday, March 8 at 8 a.m. and must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, March 19. A lottery system will be used to select grant recipients in order to provide equitable access for all applicants. For information on eligibility and additional program details, please visit


Virtual Community Budget Workshops

The City of Irvine will host two Virtual Community Budget Meetings in March for the upcoming fiscal year 2021-23 Biennial Budget cycle. The meetings will include virtual presentations and dialogue to answer budget questions and discuss community insights. The workshops will be held Thursday, March 11 at 4 p.m. and Thursday, March 25 at 9 a.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live. To register, and for more information, visit the City's website. 

Green Business

Become an Irvine Certified Green Business

The City of Irvine is offering a free Green Business Assistance Program, designed to help businesses operate sustainably and receive public recognition for their efforts. Becoming a Certified Green Business means implementing practices that reduce energy and water consumption, prevent pollution, divert waste from landfills, and assist staff in creating a cleaner healthier environment for their employees. 

Register your business now, and learn more about the City's program here


Fun Facts for 50 Years of Incorporation!

March is Women's History Month, and Irvine's history is rich with women from all walks of life. Madame Helena Modjeska (1840-1909) was a famous Polish Shakespearean actress who came to the area of Santiago Canyon in 1876. She became a close personal friend of the Irvine family. Her name can be seen throughout the area, with Modjeska Road, located near the Orange County Great Park, Modjeska Canyon, and Modjeska Peak on Saddleback mountain all being named in her honor. 
Photo credit: Irvine Historical Society


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

March 9 | 4 p.m. 
City Council Meeting 


March 11 | 4 p.m.

Community Budget Workshop

April 24 | 10 a.m.

Earth Day Compost Class

View the City Calendar 

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