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Housing Department 
Housing Programs

 

The City of Canton offers a wide variety of programs to help residents maintain clean, safe, stable homes in our city neighborhoods.


Home Repair Programs

We are no longer accepting applications. 

The City of Canton Department of Development is opening the application process for the 2018 Home Repair Programs. Applications are being accepted from April 2, 2018 - April 30, 2018.  These programs are available to low-income individuals who own a home in the City of Canton.

The City has established a priority rating system combined with staggered review and award periods to allow us to meet demand in an equitable fashion.  A priority rating system means that each application is assigned points and ranked on the basis of such household characteristics as to income, household size, elderly, disabled and housing condition to assure that resources are going to the highest priority cases since demand typically exceeds resources.

Our Home Repair Programs are:

Minor Repair Program:
This program corrects housing conditions, which if neglected adversely affect the health, safety and welfare of the low-income homeowner.

  • Eligible Repairs - Electric, plumbing such as water lines, waste lines or water heaters, flooring, carbon monoxide emission and steps.

Roof Replacement Program:
This program is established by actual repair/ replacement needed to correct roofing, gutter and fascia problems from the gutters up.

  • Eligible Repairs - Roof repair/replacement, sheathing, rafters, flashings, vents, structural members, soffits, fascia, gutters, downspouts and chimneys.

Handicap Accessibility Program: 
This program provides assistance to low-income disabled applicants in need of a handicap ramp and/or modification of a doorway to accommodate their physical disability.

  • Eligible Repairs - Construction of a handicap ramp, doorway modification, and/or installation of grab bars in the shower. 

 


Down Payment Assistance Program 

The City of Canton is pleased to present the new Down Payment Assistance Program.

The City of Canton, in conjunction with Community Building Partnership, has re-established the Down Payment Assistance Program after a 10 year absence.  The Down Payment Assistance Program provides 50% of the required down payment and up to 100% in closing cost assistance in an amount not to exceed $5,000 to low-moderate income First Time Home-buyers within the Canton city limits as a 0% interest rate deferred loan forgiven at the end of 5 years.

Please review the Down Payment Assistance Brochure and the Preliminary Buyer Disclosure Statement for more information.

Interested home-buyers should contact Community Building Partnership at 330-458-0962.


Emergency Repair Program

We are no longer accepting applications.  

The City of Canton Emergency Repair Program is designed to assist low-and-moderate income homeowners located within the City of Canton Limits.

An "emergency" is defined as the presence of harmful or threatening conditions where immediate public action is determined necessary to meet a need. The conditions must pose an immediate threat to the health and safety of the occupant and/or the structural integrity of the home.

This assistance applies only to repairs necessary to respond to the emergency. Each repair will be reviewed and considered individually.

Click here to review the Emergency Repair Program Fact Sheet.

How to Apply:

Contact the Housing Rehab Department at 330-489-3040. An inspector will be sent out to verify your need qualifies as an emergency. If we can assist an application will be given to you to complete and return within 24 hours.

Residents who have a Canton mailing address but live in Plain Township should call the Stark County Regional Planning Commission at: (330) 451-7389 for application forms and information. 

 


Contractors

The Department of Development is looking for reputable contractors to work with the City in serving the community through our federally funded housing rehabilitation programs.  If you are interested in being on our list of approved contractors eligible to bid on our projects you may complete the following application and W-9 form: 

Click on the following links:

Contractor Application 
Contractor Guidelines
W-9

 


All City of Canton housing programs are open to everyone without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

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