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Program Description

  Rent Stabilization

This program implements Bill 15-23 Landlord-Tenant Relations- Rent Stabilization which was enacted by the Montgomery County Council on July 18, 2023, and signed into law by the Montgomery County Executive on July 24, 2023. The program will ensure the implementation and compliance of all aspects of the rent stabilization law and regulations, including but not limited to: determining annual rent increase limits for rent stabilized properties and enforcing compliance with these limits; enforcing landlord compliance with limits on fees charged to tenants; managing the application processes for and implementation of fair return, capital improvement, and substantial rehabilitation petitions for rent increases above annual limits; overseeing exemptions for rental properties from rent stabilization requirements; conducting community outreach to educate landlords and tenants about the rent stabilization law and regulations; responding to service inquiries and troubleshooting service problems related to the compliance with the rent stabilization law and regulations; investigating and enforcing remedies for noncompliance with the rent stabilization law and regulations; and enforcing landlord reporting requirements under the rent stabilization law and regulations.

Program Contacts

Contact Pofen Salem of the Department of Housing and Community Affairs at 240.777.3728 or Anita Aryeetey of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2784 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved00.00
Add: Eight Positions and Associated Operating Expenses to Fully Implement the Rent Stabilization Program (Bill 15-23)10085348.00
Add: One Manager II Position (Division Chief) for Overall Managerial Responsibilities for the New Rent Stabilization Unit1229401.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-2072440.00
FY25 Recommended9242309.00