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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.

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

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. 



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


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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