A rental license is required for any non-owner occupied unit, including relative homesteaded properties. This consists of one and two single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and multifamily properties. View the rental license application packet under business and contractor licenses.
Contact Ann Boettcher, inspection services manager at 952.924.2504 or email@example.com with questions.
4d affordable housing Incentive program
St. Louis Park’s 4d affordable housing incentive program was established to help preserve affordable homes in the city. It gives apartment building owners property tax reductions if they agree to keep 20 percent or more of their rental units affordable. The program also helps owners make energy efficient and safety improvements through financial grants.
Multifamily rental rehabilitation loan
The multifamily rental rehabilitation loan program provides financial rehabilitation assistance to eligible owners and/or landlords of St. Louis Park multifamily residential rental properties with three or more units. The goal is to provide a rehab incentive for naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH) properties to improve their property without raising rents above the 60 percent area median income (AMI) rent level.
The crime-free/drug-free rental housing ordinance took effect in 2008 in response to concerns from residents who lived in or adjacent to rental properties experiencing disorderly or criminal activity. The purpose of the proposed ordinance was to enhance the rental business licensing section of the city code to assist in reducing crime and improving the quality of life within the community.
Crime-free, drug-free rental housing ordinance workgroup
The city council has selected 13 applicants for the crime-free, drug-free rental housing ordinance workgroup. The workgroup will conduct a comprehensive review and analyze the ordinance to determine its effectiveness, identify any concerns and report their outcomes to the city council.
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.
Upcoming meetings and training
Mental Health in Housing
March 26, noon - 1:30 p.m.
St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
SPARC's topic for March is mental health in housing. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), millions of people are affected by mental illness each year, and one in five adults in the U.S. experience mental illness.
SPARC is excited to present a distinguished panel with many years of experience in the mental health field. Panelists include Jackie Luna from ResCare, Emily Barton with Lutheran Social Services, Rochelle Washington and Rosie Kolman Stich from MHR, and Tyler Keyes of Vail Place. Owners, property managers, leasing staff, maintenance and anyone else in your organization who deals directly with tenants is invited and encouraged to attend.
RSVP by March 25 to Marney Olson, assistant housing supervisor, 952.924.2196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Housing Supervisor