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.
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updated: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The Housing Authority assists and advises the City Council in matters concerning all types and levels of housing in the city such as the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, Public Housing, and TRAILS (a self-sufficiency program). Members must be willing to attend a meeting held on the second Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. The...
updated: Friday, August 15, 2014
- 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).
updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
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...
updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Housing Authority administers approximately 300 Section 8 rental assistance Vouchers, most of them "tenant based". The rent assistance program provides federal rent subsidies for low-income individuals and families in privately owned, existing market rate housing units. The HA pays the rent subsidy directly to the owner of the rental...
updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Section 8 vouchers permit low income participants to find safe, decent, and affordable housing. The voucher holder selects a unit on the private market and then pays 30 percent to 40 percent of their adjusted monthly income for rent while the Housing Authority pays the remainder of the rent directly to the landlord. Any type of unit may qualify...