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In order to comply with the "Stay-At-Home" order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, Palm Desert City Hall is closed for in-person business until further notice. 

Please note email, fax and voicemail inquiries for the Housing Division in City Hall are being responded to by staff daily, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All tenant inquiries, questions about certifications, or maintenance concerns should be directed to your property manager or RPM’s Palm Desert Local Office at (760) 674-1139.

For all other questions, please email or call (760) 776-6412. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these unprecedented times.


The Housing Department oversees the City’s affordable housing programs and the Palm Desert Housing Authority (PDHA).

The PDHA operates over 1,100 affordable rental units.  PDHA also provides assistance to over 250 homeowners through the Home Buyer Assistance program. The income levels range from very low (20% of the County median) to moderate (up to 120% of the County median). For rental or ownership opportunities, please click on links below.

The Housing Department also coordinates a Home Improvement Program for emergency situations in the form of emergency grants. Households that own their home and qualify as low income may contact the finance department for more information at (760) 346-0611.


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We look forward to assisting you!

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In accordance with the requirements of the Fair Housing Act and the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, the Palm Desert Housing Authority does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or familial status.

 Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Palm Desert Housing Authority does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the Authority’s programs, services or activities. For more information on ADA and the Authority, click here.