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Housing Department - Our Programs

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


Furnace Program

The Furnace Program is funded with CDBG funds awarded through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  This program offers a grant up to $5,000 to correct furnace problems which, if neglected, would adversely affect the health, safety, and welfare of the homeowner.  Work can include furnace repair or replacement and is subject to qualifying criteria according to the Department of Development Standards.

Work can only include furnace repair or replacement.  All repairs are subject to qualifying criteria according to Department standards.

Click here to review the Furnace Program Fact Sheet.

HOW TO APPLY:

Click here to print an application. Applications should be mailed to the address below:

City of Canton
Department of Community Development
Attn:  Loan Processor
P.O. Box 24218 
Canton, OH 44701-4218

If you have any questions please call the Department of Community Development at (330) 489-3040.
 
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.


Homeowner Rehab Program

The City of Canton Homeowner Rehabilitation Program is designed to assist low-and-moderate income homeowners, located within the City of Canton Limits, upgrade housing conditions into compliance to correct code violations and deficiencies with local building codes, improve exterior appearance, increase energy efficiency, and contribute to revitalization of owner-occupied properties to rejuvenate neighborhoods.

The Program provides this assistance in the form of a deferred loan.  The deferred loan limits are a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $37,000 per unit, established by actual repairs needed to meet the Residential Rehabilitation Standards.

Work can include upgrading of major mechanical systems, structural elements which pose an immediate threat to the integrity of the structure, electric, plumbing, roofs, windows, furnaces, siding, flooring, wall repairs, etc. to make a house decent, safe and sanitary.  The work will be determined by an initial inspection utilizing a pass/fail standard.

Click here to review the Homeowner Rehab Program Fact Sheet.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

City of Canton
Department of Community Development
Attn:  Loan Processor
P.O. Box 24218 
Canton, OH 44701-4218


 If you have any questions please call the Department of Community Development at (330) 489-3040.
 
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.


Repair and Maintenance Program

The City of Canton Repair & Maintenance Program is designed to assist low-and-moderate income homeowners, located within the City of Canton Limits.  This Program must correct housing conditions, which if neglected adversely affect the health, safety and welfare of the homeowner.

The Program provides this assistance in the form of a grant up to $5,000.  Projects between $5,000 - $15,000 will be 5-year 0% Interest Deferred Loan.  Only the minimum dollar amount required to correct the code violation and bring the property into compliance with residential rehabilitation standards shall be awarded.

Work may consist of a roof, furnace, electric, plumbing, flooring, code violations, carbon monoxide emission, sewage backup, water line breaks and other qualifying repairs as determined by the initial inspection.

Click here to review the Repair Maintenance Program Fact Sheet.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications are not being accepted at this time.

City of Canton
Department of Community Development
Attn:  Loan Processor
P.O. Box 24218 
Canton, OH 44701-4218

If you have any questions please call the Department of Community Development at (330) 489-3040.

 
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.


For more information about any of the programs above, contact Lisa Miller in the Housing Department at (330) 489-3040.

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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