The City of St. Louis Park recognizes that providing housing options and programs that accommodate the needs of people of all ages and diverse backgrounds helps to build a strong community and sense of ownership. The city’s housing division works with a variety of partners to provide residents with
safe and affordable rental assistance programs, home ownership incentives and home remodeling options. The division also has a variety of resources for landlords. St. Louis Park Housing Authority
St. Louis Park Housing Authority (HA) is responsible for administering programs that ensure the availability of safe and desirable affordable housing options in the community. These rental assistance programs include the Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Continuum of Care, Stable HOME, Kinds in the Park and TRAILS.
The HA also provides guidance to City Council on housing-related matters. Every year they conduct a survey of all rental units within the city and publish the results as a rental study report. The purpose of the report is to:
Examine the cost of rental housing in St. Louis Park.
Compare rent and vacancy trends from year to year.
Determine the fairness of rental rates in proposed leases and contracts within the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program.
Residents, property owners and the general public are welcome to
view the 2016 Rental Study .
2017 Rental Study Survey
The city is currently conducting the 2017 Rental Survey. Please fill out the survey below that matches your property type.
Thank you for participating!
Housing Authority Board
Housing Authority Board oversees the administration of the city's low and moderate-income housing programs. The commission adopted the PHA 5 - Year and Annual Plan, which identifies the HA's goals and objectives to serve the needs of low-income families for the next five years and reports the progress made on meeting the goals and objectives from the previous 5-Year Plan.
How to I pay online if I own multiple properties in St. Louis Park?
If you own more than one property, you can link them together in the online bill pay system. When registering your accounts, use the same email address and password for all your different accounts. You can then link the accounts and select multiple invoices by only signing in once. You can also request courtesy emails to be sent to your tenants when their account has been billed. A video on account linking can be found by clicking on "Support" → “Help – User Videos" → “Account Linking.”
When I move out of my house, does the city turn off the water?
No. The city does not turn off the water when someone moves out. City staff will obtain a meter reading and send out a final bill.
How can I make sure my water meter or meter interface unit (MIU) is not damaged when I am doing home remodeling work?
When you are making these improvements, make sure the water meter and MIU remain accessible after the work is complete, and that the wiring between the meter and MIU is not damaged.
Put sheetrock over the wiring in basements. Screws may accidentally be run over the wire, either pinching it or breaking the wire completely.
Cover the MIU with sheetrock.
When re-siding your home, do not cut the MIU wire or throw the MIU away. There is a $100 fee for replacing MIUs.
Contact public works at 952.924.2562 if you are re-siding your home. Public works staff can then remove the MIU and reinstall it after the siding work is complete. The siding company will need to drill a ½” hole where the existing MIU is mounted so the MIU wire can be reconnected and the unit can be mounted in the same location
If you have any additional questions, contact the public works department at 952.924.2562.
2018 State of the City
Mayor Jake Spano will present the 2018 State of the City Thursday, March 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive.
Some home improvements projects causing missed water readings
Recently, public works has been experiencing a large number of missed water meter readings due to siding work being performed or basement remodeling in households. When you are making these improvements, make sure the water meter and MIU remain accessible after the work is complete, and that the