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Desert Rose

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Quality Affordable Living


Developed in 1994 with assistance from the Palm Desert Redevelopment Agency, Desert Rose is an affordable housing development consisting of 161 single-family homes located two blocks east of Cook Street on Fred Waring Drive.


A community of attractive, three- and four-bedroom homes ranging in size from 1,100 to 1,300 square feet, Desert Rose provides a variety of amenities for residents including common areas, an adult pool and spa, a children’s pool, volleyball and basketball courts, and the Jean Benson Childcare Center operated by Family YMCA of the Desert. 


Since sell out in 1998, demand to live in Desert Rose has always been high. Occasionally, however, an owner decides to sell and a home becomes available.


There is an interest list for people interested in acquiring a home at Desert Rose. The homes are available to very low, low, and moderate income families. Prospective buyers are selected from the interest list according to income and whether their family size is appropriate for the available home. The Authority provides limited financial assistance for eligible households.


The Housing Authority is able to ensure that Desert Rose homes remain affordable through agreements with home buyers that give the Authority the first chance to re-purchase the homes at a resale price determined by formula. The Authority can either repurchase the home or help locate a suitable buyer.


For more information about Desert Rose, the interest list, and to find out if you qualify, please contact the Housing Authority at 346-0611, ext. 349. or download a Pre-Qualification Interest List Questionnaire and submit with the requested documents on the questionnaire to our office.