The City of Palm Desert implemented its Mobile Home Rent Control Program in 1986 and updated it in 2016 under Ordinance No. 1305A. The intent of the program is to help minimize the impact of high monthly rents for low to moderate-income families and seniors living in mobile home parks.
The City's Rent Review Commission consists of three members and two alternates who meet on an as-needed basis to receive and review petitions submitted for consideration of a Hardship or Capital Improvement rent increase and other issues related to rent control. Prior to a Commission meeting, a Notice of Hearing is mailed to both park owners and the park HOA, as well as legal representatives on any issue to be considered by the Commission relating to the program and/or increases. The City currently has four mobile home parks under the rent control program: Silver Spur Mobile Manor, Palm Desert Mobile Estates, Indian Springs Mobile Home Park, and Sun Crest Country Club.
All park owners desiring to increase park rents for either hardship or capital improvements must request, complete, and submit a petition prior to rent increase. Once staff has received the petition and associated fees, a public hearing will be held before the Commission to consider the requested rent increase. For more information on Palm Desert’s Mobile Home Rent Control Program, please call (760) 346-0611, ext. 410 or contact us.