The Public Housing Program provides clean, safe and affordable living environments for eligible low-income individuals and families. Those eligible for public housing pay 30 percent of their adjusted income for rent and utilities.
Public housing units are owned and managed by the St. Louis Park Housing Authority (HA). Current units within the city include:
- 110 units in a low-rise apartment building (108 one-bedroom units and 2 two-bedroom caretaker units). This building is designated for general occupancy; however, a priority is given for elderly and disabled applicants.
- 37 single-family homes (3 to 5 bedrooms) for families with children.
- 12 two-bedroom apartment units located at Louisiana Court. These units are owned and managed by Project for Pride in Living.
Public Housing Program eligibility requirements
Applicants must meet eligibility requirements in order to qualify for public housing. Requirements include:
- Meeting income guidelines at or below 80 percent area median income
- Meeting occupancy standards based on bedroom size
- Passing a rental screening process, including past rental history, criminal history check and review of credit history
Applications for public housing are only accepted when the waiting list is open.
If the waiting list is closed, visit HousingLink for additional affordable housing options in the metro area.
If you applied for a waiting list online, you can check your waiting list status. If you are currently on the waiting list, updates on address and family composition must be submitted in writing through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to St. Louis Park Housing Authority, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
Training and Resources to Attain Long-term Success (TRAILS)
The TRAILS program is a voluntary family self-sufficiency (FSS) program for current housing choice voucher or public housing participants. It was established to help individuals overcome barriers to self-sufficiency, financial security and personal achievement through counseling, advocacy and personal empowerment. Contact the housing authority if you are interested in participating in TRAILS.
Policies and procedures
The 2017 Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) outlines policies and processes related to the administration of the Public Housing Program. The ACOP includes the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 2013 and emergency transfer policies and the grievance procedure.
St. Louis Park Housing Authority