LA CROSSE, Wis. -

The city of La Crosse wants to slow down the number of single family homes being converted into rental properties.

Thursday night, the city council gave final approval to a six month moratorium to stop those conversions.

Right now, there are nearly 700 rental homes in the city.

City leaders say renters are less invested in the community than homeowners.

During the six month moratorium period, city officials will be discussing more permanent solutions to address the issue.