Housing Authority & Housing Programs
The Housing Authority develops, integrates and operates housing and housing assistance policies and programs to ensure the availability of safe, affordable and desirable housing options that meet the diverse, lifecycle housing needs of all of the residents of St. Louis Park.
The City of St. Louis Park Housing Authority has been an independent governmental entity since its initial creation by the City Council in 1970. The Authority is governed by a Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Commissioners serve five-year terms, with one Commissioner representing assisted housing program participants. Housing Authority Board meetings are held monthly, the second Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m., at St. Louis Park City Hall, Westwood Room. Current Commissioners are Catherine Courtney, Renee DuFour, Trinicia Hill, Justin Kaufman and Suzanne Metzger.
The Housing Authority administers programs that ensure the availability of safe and desirable housing options in the St. Louis Park community. These programs include the Public Housing program, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance program, Shelter Plus Care rental assistance program and TRAILS family self-sufficiency program. The Authority currently serves over 500 eligible, low-income households through their housing programs.
The St. Louis Park Housing Authority also oversees administration of home improvement loans to assist homeowners with renovations, redevelopment of blighted or vacant properties, and partners with developers to meet affordable housing needs.
The Housing Authority's hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Housing Authority Board Information Page
St. Louis Park Housing Authority
St. Louis Park City Hall
5005 Minnetonka Blvd., 2nd Floor
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Main Number: 952.924.2579
Information Line: 952.924.2514
Hearing impaired - Minnesota Relay: 711
FAX Number: 952.924.2663
The City of St. Louis Park contracted with Maxfield Research to conduct a Comprehensive Housing Needs Analysis of the Community. The study projects housing demand from 2013 through 2015, and gives recommendations on the amount and type of housing that could be built in St. Louis Park to satisfy demand from current and future residents.
The study identifies a potential demand for approximately 3,300 new housing units in St. Louis Park over the remainder of the decade and beyond. Demand will be spread across all product types; including 1,048 for-sale units, 1,282 general-occupancy rental units, and 768 senior units. Detailed information regarding recommended housing concepts can be found in Conclusions and Recommendations section at the end of the report.
View the full report.
updated: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
- Examine the cost of rental housing in St. Louis Park;
- Compare rent and vacancy trends from year to year; and
- Determine rent reasonableness of proposed leases and contracts within the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program - a rental assistance program administered by the St. Louis Park Housing Authority (SLPHA).