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Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

Note: The St. Louis Park City Council discussed the crime-free multi-housing program at its Dec. 10, 2018, study session, and will revisit the discussion at its Dec. 17 regular meeting. Read more about this discussion.

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is for rental property owners and managers and is designed to reduce the incidents of crime and disorder in rental housing. The program consists of three phases:

  • Phase one — Eight hours of training on tenant screening, lease addendum, evictions, etc.
  • Phase two — Physical survey of the building to make sure it meets minimum security requirements such as deadbolt locks, 180-degree peep holes, interior and exterior lighting, etc.
  • Phase three — Crime prevention meeting to show tenants security precautions they can take to protect themselves and their belongings.

Phase one training is held in June and December. The most recent training was held Dec. 6, 2018 at City Hall. If you are interested in attending, complete the crime free multi-housing registration form.

For more information, call 952.924.2661.

For additional training opportunities throughout Minnesota, visit the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association website.

St. Louis Park Area Rental Coalition

St. Louis Park Area Rental Coalition's (SPARC) mission is to provide a community-wide forum that promotes effective management practices and quality rental housing in St. Louis Park. This is a valuable networking opportunity for rental owners, managers and city staff. 

The coalition meets quarterly. Any information on upcoming meetings can be found below.

For more information, contact Marney Olson, assistant housing supervisor, at 952.924.2196 or  

Please join us at the upcoming SPARC meeting:

Thursday, December 6, noon – 1 p.m.

St. Louis Park City Hall Community Room, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd.

Streets Field Supervisor Jeff Wolfe will update you on everything you need to know about winter parking in St. Louis Park. Did you know areas around some multi-family properties are “exempt zones” and these areas are plowed after snow emergencies? Help your residents understand winter parking in St. Louis Park by hearing directly from Jeff.

The city contracted with Maxfield Research & Consulting to update the city’s comprehensive housing market study. Are you curious about current housing market conditions and future housing needs in St. Louis Park? City housing staff will present the results of this study and be available to answer questions.

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming SPARC meeting.

Please RSVP to Housing Assistance Coordinator Nicole Randall at, 952.924.2578.

Additional resources

HousingLink is Minnesota's primary source for affordable housing-related openings and information. It’s also used by landlords and property managers to advertise their rental housing openings for free.

Minnesota Multi Housing Association
The Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA) promotes high standards in the development, management and maintenance of rental and owner-occupied multi housing. It offers members products, such as renter lease agreements, and education to fit the needs of rental property owners and management companies.