Moderate Income Housing Unit (MIHU) Program

UPDATE March 8, 2021 - *** 2021 proposed changes Public Comment & Public Hearing.  Click here for details.

The MIHU Program is an inclusionary zoning program that requires developers of new housing in specific zoning districts to sell or rent a portion (generally 10-15%) of the dwelling units to households of moderate income. MIHUs are sold or rented at affordable prices and rents set by Howard County Housing.

Open enrollment periods for the MIHU homeownership program are held quarterly. Any person or family can apply to buy an MIHU, provided their household income does not exceed the following maximums:

Household Size Maximum Permitted Income -


Effective 1/4/2021
 Maximum Permitted Income - LIHU
1 $65,929  $49,447
2 $75,347  $56,510
3 $84,766  $63,574
4 $94,184  $70,638
5 $101,719