MPDU Apartment Rentals Program

Existing tenants and property managers of rental MPDUs : Information is available  here about recertification and lease renewals during the COVID-19 pandemic.​


Frequently asked questions

  • Montgomery County's Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU) Program offers affordable rents at a number of MPDU apartment complexes located throughout the County.
  • Persons interested in the MPDU rental program must apply directly to the MPDU complex of their choice. The management companies at these complexes will provide an application, verify income and credit history, and determine eligibility or ineligibility to rent an MPDU apartment.
  • Here is a searchable list of MPDU rental complexes . For the most current information, or if you have questions, please call the apartment complex directly at the phone number listed.
  • DHCA does not provide applications and does not issue Certificates of Eligibility for MPDU rentals. You can apply directly to each apartment property.

Are You Eligible?

All incomes are gross household income; that is, household income before taxes.

  • The minimum annual household income needed to afford an MPDU rental varies from property to property. Please call the property directly.
  • Maximum annual household income (effective April 19, 2022):​​
Household Size Maximum Income
Garden Apartments High-Rise Apartments
1 $64,500 $69,500
2 $74,000 $79,500
3 $83,000 $89,500
4 $92,500 $99,500
5 $100,000 $107,500

  • ​​ The maximum annual household income for renewing tenants is 130% of maximum of household income for new tenants based on household size.
  • You must:
    • have at least as many people in your household as the number of bedrooms in the apartment;
    • demonstrate a good credit rating that is acceptable to the apartment management; and
    • be able to afford the monthly rent payments for the MPDU rental property.
  • You and all other members of your household must not have owned any residential property during the previous five (5) years, and can never have owned an MPDU.