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Voluntary Rent Guideline

The Voluntary Rent Guideline, which is established annually by the County Executive, is based on the rental component of the Consumer Price Index for the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area and it is updated each year.  To view the County Executive's Voluntary Rent Guideline letter, simply click the most recent year in the table below.

Year and corresponding Recommended Amount
Year Recommended Amount
2016 2.1%
2015 2.3%
2014 1.5%
2013 4.0%
2012 2.8%
2011 2.0%
2010 2.8%
2009 4.4%
2008 3.1%
2007 5.8%
2006 4.4%
2005 3.7%
2004 4.5%
2003 5.4%
2002 4.7%
2001 5.1%
2000 3.2%
1999 3.5%
1998 0.6%
1997 1.6%
1996 2.5%
1995 2.3%
1994 2.3%
1993 2.3%
1992 3.9%
1991 4.6%
1990 5.1%
1989 5.1%
1988 5.1%
1987 4.6%
1986 5.6%
1985 5.6%
1984 7.1%
1983 8.5%