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.
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.
Contact: Marney Olson, assistant housing supervisor, 952.924.2196 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming meetings and training
Fair housing training with Robin Ann Williams
Sept. 26, Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
Plan to attend a special 90-minute fair housing presentation featuring Robin Ann Williams, an experienced housing attorney. Williams has 25 years of experience representing large residential owners and management agents in housing disputes. She frequently speaks on insurance coverage and housing topics at national and statewide continuing legal education seminars. She has also conducted numerous trainings and employee seminars for her housing clients and presented at the Working Together conference.
Since the city is in the midst of adopting a fair housing policy, this presentation is timely and will be relevant to your work as property owners and managers. A light lunch will be provided. RSVP by Sept. 24.