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Affordable Housing (MPDU)
City of Rockville Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit Program
The Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU) program requires that a percentage of units in any new development within the City of Rockville be affordable to moderate-income households. When any new residential development with more than 50 units is built, the developer must rent or sell at least 12.5% of the units to households at or below 60 percent of the area median income.

The MPDU program is not a housing subsidy program; it provides apartments for lower rent levels than market rate or units for sale at more affordable prices.

Income is based on gross household income per year. The current MPDU maximum income limits are:
  • 1 person family - $44,900
  • 2 person family - $51,400
  • 3 person family - $57,800
  • 4 person family - $64,200
  • 5 person family - $69,300

Sales prices and rents are set according to the MPDU ordinance (See Chapter 13.5) and regulations. Each year, the City adjusts the income limits and rental rates for the program. As for-sale developments are approved by the City, the City works with the developer to set pricing for the units.

The City determines applicant eligibility for the program and issues certificates that demonstrate eligibility. The following links provide more information on the program and answer common questions: