The Division of Housing and Community Development maintains comprehensive housing policies and programs that provide fair, affordable options in homeownership and rental opportunities. Housing programs administered by the City include inclusionary housing (MPDUs and WFHUs), closing cost and down payment assistance for first-time homebuyers and deferred loans for homeowners and qualified tenants who wish to make their homes accessible and visitable for anyone with a disability. City residents seeking rental and utility assistance should contact the City’s Community Services Division.
The Gaithersburg Resident Accessibility and Stabilization Program, GRASP, provides 0% deferred loans for accessibility upgrades for qualified City of Gaithersburg residents to add modifications to their homes.
The City of Gaithersburg is committed to ensuring fair housing for all. The City has prepared an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice to respond to the demographic and housing changes that have occurred in the City within the past decade.
The Neighborhood Services Team is responsible for administering and enforcing a wide variety of City Codes regarding property maintenance, public nuisances, rental housing, landlord-tenant relations, vendors, and home-based businesses.
All rental properties (including apartments and single-family dwellings) must be licensed every two years. Prior to issuing the final rental license, staff conducts a complete interior and exterior inspection to ensure the dwelling is safe and in compliance with all applicable housing codes.