Apartment & Multifamily Rental Properties (ROFR)
For questions, regarding the Right of First Refusal (ROFR) process, please contact Mrs. Pamela A. Wilson, Housing Development Program Manager, at 301-883-5551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2013, the Prince George’s County Council passed CB 27-2013 which created the Right of First Refusal Program (“ROFR Program”) to expand the availability of affordable rental housing in the County. On October 6, 2015, the County Council adopted CR-51-2015 which provided that the ROFR Program shall apply to all areas of Prince George’s County.
The ROFR Program is overseen and implemented by the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development (“DHCD”) and is detailed in Prince George’s County Code 13-1110 et. seq. (the “Code”). Additionally, the County adopted regulations to implement the ROFR Program.
Among other requirements, the Code provides that a Property Owner that seeks to sell a multifamily rental facility that consists of 20 or more dwelling rental units must provide written notice of the sale and related documentation to the Director of DHCD after the owner enters into a bona fide contract of sale to sell the multifamily rental facility, unless an exception is approved by DHCD as described below. DHCD is authorized under the Code to exercise its ROFR rights and purchase the property (or assign its rights to purchase the property to a third-party) in accordance with the timeframes and terms of the Code.
Property Owners and prospective buyers may request that DHCD approve an exception to the County’s ROFR in accordance with Section 13-1114 of the Code. An exception can only be approved by DHCD upon execution of a Written Agreement between DHCD and the prospective buyer. Note: The Written Agreement for an exception must be executed prior to the Property Owner and the prospective buyer entering into a bona fide contract of sale.
Please contact DHCD for more information regarding the ROFR Program.
Due to Coronavirus outbreak, the Department of Housing and Community Development, located at 9200 Basil Court, Largo, MD, 20774 is open to the public by appointment only. All Right of First Refusal (ROFR) offers should be submitted electronically by e-mail to Ms. Kiara Jones, Administrative Aide at: KKJones@co.pg.md.us and Mr. Adam Kulikowski, Senior Financial Underwriter, at AEKulikowski@co.pg.md.us