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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.

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 5-year 0% Interest Deferred Loan. $20,000 is the maximum award amount but only the minimum dollar amount required to correct the code violation and bring the property into compliance with City of Canton Code Standards will 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.


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.

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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