MPDU and Other DHCA Rental Program Recertifications

Property managers of rental buildings with Moderately Priced Dwelling Units (MPDUs), Workforce Housing Units (WFHUs), and Productivity Housing Units (PHUs) will be required to resume recertifying incomes of existing tenants once again effective August 15, 2021, due to the Governor lifting the State of Emergency. This requirement applies to MPDUs, WFHUs, and PHUs with leases expiring on or after November 15, 2021. Notifications for recertifications need to be sent to tenants 90 days before leases expire.

Please note that copies of all Renter's Agreements from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021, must be submitted to Department Housing Community Affairs (DHCA) with a letter stating the percentage increase in rent. The Renter’s Agreements must be submitted even if the recertification was done without income verification due to the state of emergency.

The reinstated recertification requirements apply only to Montgomery County's MPDU, WFHU, and PHU program. The City of Rockville and Gaithersburg have separate policies and procedures. For inquiries please contact the City of Rockville's MPDU program at (240) 314-8200 or the City of Gaithersburg's MPDU program at (301) 258-6310.