About Uhills

Historical Milestones:

1965: The UCI campus opens

1982: Completion of Las Lomas rental property

1985: Completion if the first phase

2021: Completion of the last phase

Welcome to the Faculty and Staff Housing at UCI

Irvine Campus Housing Authority (ICHA) was created by the Regents of the University of California to develop and maintain University Hills, the for-sale and rental housing community on the campus of The University of California, Irvine (UCI). In the 35 years of its existence, University Hills has become an innovative model for other university employee housing programs.

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 four apartment communities, two condominium associations, townhomes, paired homes, single family detached homes and a few custom homes.

The housing program is governed by a Board of Directors. Each condominium association has its own Board of Directors, and there is a Homeowners’ Representative Board (HRB) advisory to the ICHA Board.

ICHA & HRB Contacts

Street Name Biographies

Ellen Elghobashi wrote biographies of the first 7 phases of streets. Read them here, or as a pdf.

An independent set of biographies includes the streets in phases 8, 9, and 10.

The University Hills Section Marker: A history of maps, markers, and monuments that eventually created University Hills

Read a brief history of Irvine and how University Hills is at the intersection of 4 Irvine subdivision sections.