MPDU Application Tutorial and Application Portal

The Application Tutorial (formerly the Application Session) is a self-administered online training that includes tests that you must pass with a score of 80% or better. You will be able to review the tutorial and re-take the tests as many times as you wish.

Applicants will not be able to take the Application Tutorial until they have attended the first two required MPDU classes, the First Time Homebuyer class and the MPDU Orientation Seminar. Please click the link below to validate your attendance at these classes. You will need to enter your Orientation ID. After validation you will receive instructions to create an online account for Montgomery County’s secure MPDU Application Portal, where you will be able to take the Application Tutorial and submit your application.

Although the normal processing time for applications is 30 days, some applications will take longer to review if we receive a large volume of applications at one time. When you submit your application, you will receive an email with an estimate of the processing time for your application. We will make every effort to review your application in a timely manner. Please make sure that your application is complete so that review of your application will not be delayed.

In order for your class attendance to be validated, you must use the same name and email that you used to sign up for the First Time Homebuyer class and the Orientation Seminar.

If you have taken the First Time Homebuyer class or the Orientation Seminar within the last two weeks, your attendance may not be recorded in our system yet. Please try again when two weeks have passed since you attended the class.


List of documents required for your online MPDU application:

  1. First Time Homebuyer Certificate issued within the past two years.
  2. Mortgage Pre-Qualification Letter from an HOC participating lender.
  3. Federal Tax Returns: The most recent Federal income tax return(s) (Form 1040) with all schedules and pages, W-2 or 1099 forms from all adult wage earners. Self-prepared taxes are not acceptable. Obtain this form and all other tax-related transcripts at no cost from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at or call 800-908-9946.
  4. Proof of income: Two (2) most recent pay stubs, or four (4) if paid weekly from all adult wage earners and for each employment.
    • If you are unable to provide pay stubs, ask your employer to write you an employment verification letter. This letter must be on company letterhead verifying employment and salary.
    • If self-employed, a notarized Year-To-Date summary of income and expenses (this statement must be from current year starting from January to present).
    • If receive other income such as child support, alimony, Social Security, etc., must provide statements from the agency that issued this income.
  5. Proof of residence: If your current taxes do not show your current address (copy of lease or utility bill).
  6. Other documents for special situations (download list).

If you need special accommodations, please contact 311 and ask to speak to an MPDU staff person.

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