PPL Affordable Housing Rental Criteria

What is PPL Rental Housing?

PPL owns or manages over 1,000 units of affordable rental housing with optional support services with a variety of:

  • Locations – Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Louis Park, New Hope
  • Sizes – Studio, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 bedrooms
  • Rents – Monthly rent ranges from $499 – $1,495
  • Styles – Duplexes, townhomes, and apartments

Can I Live There?

Vacancies are limited and subject to eligibility requirements. Read below to see if you are eligible to apply for our rental housing.

$40 Application Fee per adult is required to process your rental housing application.

Do I Qualify?

Below are PPL’s general rental criteria. Do you have:


  • No unlawful detainers (evictions) less than 2 years old, unless you have verifiable documentation of landlord irresponsibility.
  • No history of any damage to the apartment.
  • No outstanding balance due to a previous landlord.
  • If you have no prior rental history then you must have a qualified cosigner. The cosigner must be a resident of Minnesota, have a good credit history, and be willing to sign the lease.


  • Required minimum monthly income of twice the rent charged on the apartment (ex. $650 apartment requires $1,300 monthly income).
  • Section 8 vouchers and certificates accepted. The resident must meet the same criteria as those seeking non-subsidized housing.



  • Must show that you have paid bills on time and does not have a history of debt write-offs or accounts that have gone into collection.
  • Residency may be denied due to poor credit history.

I Qualify! What Do I Do Next?

If you meet PPL’s rental criteria, please call a property manager to ask about current availability in your area of choice and to schedule a showing. Vacancies are limited.

  • Minneapolis
    • North Properties: (612) 455-5272
    • South Properties: (612) 455-5275
    • Touchstone Community: (612) 455-5273
    • Brook Commons: (612) 455-5284
  • St. Paul
    • Hamline Station: (612) 455-5279
    • Fort Road Flats: (612) 455-5280
  • New Hope:
    • Bass Lake Apartments & Linden Place Apartments: (612) 455-5278

Questions? Call PPL’s Housing Line, (612) 455-5133.

PPL Housing Critieria also includes criminal backgroud disqualifications. CLICK HERE TO READ THEM.

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