Canton Housing Authority

37 Riverside Dr.
Canton, St Lawrence County, New York 13617

Canton Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Public Housing program. As of October 25th, 2021, Canton Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Canton Housing Authority serves Canton.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Canton Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Canton Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Canton Housing Authority Website:

Canton Housing Authority Phone: (315) 386-8381.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Canton Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers four apartment communities:
1. Diane P. Burns is a senior/disabled apartment community, that offers 91 units ranging from studio's to two bedroom apartments.
2. Wilfred G. Lytle Building is a senior/disabled apartment community that offers one bedroom apartments.
3. Law Lane Senior Building is a senior/disabled apartment community that offers 20 units with one bedroom apartments.
4. Law Lane is a family apartment community that offers 54 units ranging from 2 to 3 bedroom apartments.

There are three ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 315-386-8381, during normal office hours.
2. Download an application here, to be printed and completed.
3. Visit the housing authority office to pick up an application, located at 37 Riverside Dr., Canton, NY 13617, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm.

Once the application has been completed, it can mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: elderly.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (315)386-8381.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Canton Housing Authority

More information about Canton Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Canton Housing Authority may be available by phone at (315) 386-8381. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

Canton Housing Authority does not participate in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, so voucher holders cannot port to this housing authority. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Canton Housing Authority

Diane P. Burns

37 Riverside Dr
Canton, New York

Chas. Smithers - Law Lane

41 Law Ln
Canton, New York