RHE Public Housing Program
Rockville Housing Enterprises (RHE) owns and operates 105 Public Housing units in the City of Rockville. This housing is located at David Scull Courts, First Street in Rockville (76 units) and at various single-family sites throughout Rockville (29 units). The Public Housing Program is supported by assistance from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and from tenant rents.
To be considered for public housing a household must be on RHE’s Public Housing Wait List. RHE does not accept new applications when the wait list is closed.
Please periodically check both this Website and Rockville Reports, the City of Rockville’s monthly newspaper, to determine when the wait list will be open again for new applications.
Current Wait List Applicants
Applicants, to assure your status remains up to date on the wait list you are required to notify RHE of any changes in your information such as address, telephone number, employment status, and family size. RHE prefers to receive this information in writing.
RHE strives to keep the Wait List current by periodically contacting all wait list applicants by mail to enquire if their status has changed and as to their continued interest in the program. If there is no response by the due date of the notification, RHE will drop the applicant from the wait list.
When an applicant is on the wait list and his/her name comes to the top of the list, the applicant is invited to come to RHE for an interview and to provide RHE certain documents. At that time, RHE will determine whether an applicant meets the income limit requirements for Public Housing. (See the Income Limits Chart.)
Federal law requires that not less than 40 percent of the families admitted to a PHA’s public housing program during the PHA fiscal year from the PHA waiting list shall be “extremely low income” families at 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI). 60% of families pulled from the waiting list can be “low income” families as defined as up to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
Tenant Rent is either a rent determined by formula (approximately 30% of household income) or is a flat rent set at market value. The resident household chooses whether to pay the formula rent or flat rent. RHE has established $50 as the minimum rent regardless of income.
Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy
This document provides detailed information on how RHE operates the public housing program, including requirements related to admissions, citizenship and eligible immigration status, security deposits, the lease, requirements to recertify, inspections, transfers, community service requirements, etc.
If you are currently on the waiting list and would like to update your personal information please email your updates to RHEWaitlistupdate@rockvillehe.org
Rent Cafe Tenant Portal
Rockville Housing Enterprises is proud to announce our Rent Cafe Tenant Portal which will be available for use by our clients effective May 1, 2021. You may go on to the portal by clicking the link and entering your Registration number which was mailed to you on April 1, 2021. http://myportal.rockvillehe.org/ If you do not have your Registration code you should contact RHE at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rockville Housing Enterprises, in an effort to assist our Residents with the expense of making online payments will be paying 50% of the fees charged for check or ACH payments and debit card payments. Resident will be responsible for 100% of the fees charged for credit card payments. The fees are as follow:
- Debit Card: A Service fee of $3.95 will be charged at time of payment.
- For payments up to $999.99 the service fee is $3.95. – Tenant charge $1.97
- For payments greater than $999.99 up to $1,999.99 the service fee is $4.95. Tenant charge $2.97
- For all payments greater than $1,999.99 the service fee is $9.95. – Tenant charge $4.97
- Credit Card: A Service fee of 2.50% of your monthly rent will be charged at time of payment. – Tenant Charge – 100% of the service fee.
- Check: A Service fee of $.95 will be charged at time of payment. Tenant Charge $0.