Moderate Priced Housing (MPDU)

Moderate Priced Housing is intended to assist with the housing needs of residents approaching retirement age, with consequent fixed or reduced incomes, young adults of modest means forming new households, public sector employees in moderate income ranges who wish to live within the City.

  • This group includes persons on fixed incomes, teachers, firemen, police, rescue and other public safety personnel, medical technicians and other hospital workers, nurses, and municipal employees.
  • Qualification is done through income restrictions administered by Property Management for the Development.
  • Moderate Priced Housing is intended for those targeted occupations, which generally do not qualify because of levels of income to rent housing in Laurel.
  • Movement to other rental units shall be regulated by a re-analysis of the income and qualifying guidelines.


Getting Started in the MPDU Process

What types of units are available through the MPDU program?

Rentals will generally be one or two bedroom apartment units, and will be identical to the market rate units in the apartment complex. There may also be a few studio or efficiency apartments that will be available under the program.

Who is considered part of my household? In addition to my spouse and children, can I include my parents, siblings, or cousins?

Members of the household are those relations that are claimed as your dependents.  In order to include your adult children who are in college or are students, your parents, siblings, or other relations as part of your household, they must have been claimed as dependents on your federal income taxes for at least one year, otherwise their income is part of the household income.  Even though you may be responsible for their care, they must be claimed as dependents on your taxes to be included as part of your household for the purpose of the City of Laurel MPDU Program.

How does a person apply for a rental unit?

Applications shall be made through the individual property management offices. A list of rental developments that contain MPDU units and their contact information will be provided once units are constructed/available in the City of Laurel.

Is there a special provision for citizens over age 55 to get priority to rent MPDU’s?

Yes.  When a citizen over age 55 applies to rent a unit at designated rental communities, they may be given priority over other persons who are waiting to rent MPDU’s.  The priority provision may also be extended to other MPDU’s as they become available.




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