RHE was established in 1959 as the City of Rockville’s public housing agency providing affordable housing opportunities for citizen of Rockville. RHE is an independent agency that functions under Federal and State law, but was created by the Rockville Mayor and Council for the purpose of investigating the need for building and administering such affordable housing in the City as is found to be necessary. Oversight is provided by the RHE Board of Commissioners. These members serve as volunteers without compensation. The group elects its own Chairperson. RHE has developed both affordable rental and home ownership units.