Canton Housing Authority
1400 Oakside Drive, #76
Canton, Cherokee County, GA


Public Housing Waiting List Status

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Canton Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update April 13th, 2016.

The Canton Housing Authority (CHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.

Please note: The CHA website gives instructions on how to apply, but this information is incorrect. A CHA representative has confirmed that the waiting list is currently closed. The automated message on the CHA application phone line is up to date.

When the waiting list reopens, a public notice will be published in the local newspaper, on the CHA website, and in an automated phone message.

For more information, visit the CHA website, or call the office at (770) 479-4969.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Canton Housing Authority administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 141 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Canton Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units.

Canton Housing Authority is among the 88% of Georgia housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Canton Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 2/4/10 Plan
2008 12/20/07 Plan
2007 12/6/06 Plan
2006 12/6/05 Plan
2005 3/2/05 Plan
2004 12/16/04 Plan
2003 12/5/02 Plan
2002 4/16/02 Plan
2001 2/16/01 Plan
2000 5/12/00 Plan