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Housing Programs

Housing Development Photo The Housing Division assists the residents of Palmdale through various programs and constructed residential communities. The City of Palmdale's Housing Division is not affiliated with Section 8 and cannot answer questions or assist with this program.

Assistance for Homeowners

Striving to meet the needs of our very low-, low-, and moderate-income residents with a variety of assistance programs, our goal is to maintain a decent quality of life for families and residents who may face challenges that hinder their ability to adequately maintain their homes, and revitalize the city's oldest neighborhoods. Whether you live in a conventional home or a mobilehome the city has a program that may be able to assist you.

The Emergency Grant Program assists homeowners with health and safety issues such as heating, cooling related to health issues, plumbing, electrical, leaky roofs, access ramps, or other emergency issues as determined by Housing Staff. The single-family residence must be located within the City of Palmdale, be owner-occupied and cannot have taken advantage of the Emergency Grant Program previously. Applicant's household income cannot exceed 50% of the Los Angeles median income adjusted for family size. For more information contact the Housing Division, 661/267-5126 x1.

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The Mobilehome Rehabilitation Loan Program is designed to help low-income mobilehome owners correct unsafe or undesirable conditions in their home. The maximum amount of the loan is $10,000 and does not have to be repaid under certain conditions. The home must be located within the City of Palmdale, owner-occupied and cannot have taken advantage of the program previously. For more information contact Terri-Lei Wheeler at 661/267-5126, x1.

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Single Family Rehabilitation Loan is designed to assist specific categories of very low and low-income residents. The programs provides up to: (1) $35,000 for seniors and/or disabled; (2) $15,000 for homeowners who purchased a HUD home in need of repairs; and (3) $25,000 for homeowners to correct unhealthy or unsafe conditions in their homes. Loans do not have to be repaid under certain conditions but homes must be located within the City of Palmdale and owner-occupied. For more information contact Mike Miller at 661/267-5126, x1.

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The Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) is a revitalizing plan for older neighborhoods that provides Paint, Landscape, Driveway, Roof and Trash removal assistance to homeowners in adopted Focus Neighborhoods. Even rental homes can be eligible for this program. This is a grant program and in most circumstances the money does not have to be paid back. Currently, the City has designated two Focus Neighborhoods where the NIP program is underway. This is a limited-time program and once a Focus Neighborhood has been canvassed it will be closed, so do not let the opportunity pass you by to take advantage of this great program.

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Residential Communities

Boulders Mobilehome Parks located at 1030 East Avenue S, 40701 Rancho Vista Blvd., and 5200 Entrar Drive, are Housing Authority-owned all-age mobilehome parks controlled by a Regulatory Agreement, which dedicates the parks to low and moderate-income households. All mobilehomes are owner-occupied, there are no rentals, however the spaces (lots) are leased. If you are interested in purchasing a home at one of the Boulders Parks, please contact the on-site Community Manager who can assist you with qualifications and questions.

Senior Apartments. The Redevelopment Agency has entered into agreements with several developers who built excellent quality senior living facilities. These apartments are predominantly "aging in place" and provide no assistance. These senior apartments are for very low-, low- and moderate-income households. Residents must meet these income restrictions to live in these communities. If you are interested in any of these communities please contact them directly.

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Contractors Wanted

The Housing Division of the Economic Development Department looks for qualified contractors to work with the various rehabilitation programs they offer to qualified residents in the City of Palmdale. General Contractors or Sub-Contractors who can work on residential homes or mobilehomes are needed. They must possess a valid state B license, a City business license and maintain the city's insurance requirements.

Please read the RFQ closely and if you would like to submit the application, please do so anytime before the due date of June 30, 2011. If you have any questions, please contact
Terri-Lei Wheeler at 661/267-5126 x1.

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Neighborhood Stabilization Program

As of March 24, 2014 there are 10 spaces available on a first-come first-served basis on the waiting list for NSP-HAP applications. To be placed on the waiting list, please submit your lender pre-approval letter along with your contact information to or call Terry Rascoe at (661) 267-5161. The City will contact you when an application is available for you to pick up. Because of the limited inventory of NSP homes, being placed on the waiting list does not guarantee an application.


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