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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.


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

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. The condition must pose an immediate threat to health and safety of human life.

This assistance applies only to repairs necessary to respond to the emergency. Each repair will be reviewed and considered individually. Please review the Emergency Repair Program Fact Sheet to see if your emergency need will qualify. 

Click here to review the Emergency Repair Program Fact Sheet.

How to Apply:

Contact the Housing Rehab Department at 330-438-4113. Information will be collected and reviewed. If a determination is made that your need qualifies for emergency assistance, an inspector will be sent out to verify the emergency. If we can assist, an application will be given to you to complete and return within 24 hours so we may quickly verify eligibility. It is important that all requested information is received. 

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 program information as you will not qualify for assistance through the City of Canton. 

Home Repair Programs

We are no longer accepting applications. 

The City of Canton Department of Development is opening the application process for the 2019 Home Repair Programs. Applications are being accepted from March 4, 2019 - April 1, 2019.  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 is intended to correct one in home code compliance issue, which if neglected could adversely affect the health, safety and welfare of the low-income homeowner.

  • Eligible Repairs - Electric including carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors, plumbing, heating, and energy conservation such as windows and doors. 

Roof Replacement Program:
This program is established by actual repair/ replacement needed to correct roofing, gutter and fascia problems from the gutters up.only the minimum dollar amount required to correct the roofing needs of the single-family structure shall be awarded. Garages will only be included if they are attached to the single-family structure

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

Download Application: Application for Home Repairs

Please mail or bring in your completed application to:

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





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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