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QAC’s New Affordable Rental Housing Project

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Affordable apartment rentals are available in Queen Anne’s County. The Division of Housing and Community Services is pleased to announce a new housing program, The Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU) Rental Program. The program is available to moderate income residents defined as those who make 80 percent or less of the HUD Median Family Income rates (established yearly) for Queen Anne’s County. Current rates are set as $44,740 gross income for one person, and $51,550 gross income for a family of two. 

The offerings for the MPDU Rental Program are apartments. These units are at The Promenade, Red Apple Town Center in Chester. It is estimated that they will become available in July 2014. This program was established under Article XXI: Inclusionary Housing § 18:1-108 of the Queen Anne’s County Code whereby developments subject to this article must designate at least 10 percent of their units as Moderately Priced Dwelling Units.

Applicants receive a certificate of eligibility from the Division of Housing and Community Services. Once issued a certificate, they must contact the manager of the participating rental units for additional certification under their rental process. In addition to the application process, MPDU Rental applicants are awarded certificates on a point system consisting of date of certification; residency (1 point) employment within the county (1 point); and Critical Workforce status (2 points). Critical Workforce employees are defined as: teachers, detention center employees, volunteer fire-fighters, emergency medical technicians and law enforcement employees.

Queen Anne’s County Department of Community Services, Division of Housing and Community Services is now accepting applications. Questions with respect to eligibility, program guidelines, and/or to receive an application, please contact Candice Darling, Housing Program Administrator, at (410) 758-3977 x 2070, or by email cdarling@qac.org