Future Housing Needs

Single-family. Cottage. Compact. Mixed use. Condo. Townhouse. Apartment. Senior. Affordable. Workforce. Executive. With so many choices available, what is the best residential fit and mix for Irving? The city wants to meet its current housing needs, while ensuring its plans satisfy residents for the next several decades.

The City of Irving held meetings in early 2020 and again in early 2021 to gather community feedback about future housing needs. Now, staff is compiling the data from the meetings and will recommend to the City Council a policy that provides a roadmap for the next 20 years.

This 20-year plan will help guide the city's actions that affect the availability, affordability and quality of housing. It will help inform decisions about the city’s housing assistance programs, planning and zoning, investments into parks, libraries, streets and water systems, as well as other budget items.

Background Resources

Cover of the 2021 Irving Housing Strategy documentResidents can review the first part of the plan (Estrategia de Vivienda de la Cuidad de Irving) – a brief document developed in 2021 that:

  • Explains the concept of “housing affordability.”
  • Discusses when financial assistance is needed to encourage the development of affordable housing.
  • Proposes new approaches to encourage the preservation and production of housing.

Meetings were recorded and are available on-demand:

Questions or comments can be emailed to planning@cityofirving.org