Affordable Housing In Canton
Madison County, Mississippi

Waiting List Openings In Canton

Emergency Housing Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Canton

Cypress Meadows

373 S Canal St
Canton, Mississippi
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Camden Park Apartments

107 Parkview Dr
Canton, Mississippi
Call For Rent
2 BR

Camden Park Apartments, Phase II

106 Parkview Dr
Canton, Mississippi
Call For Rent
2 BR

Canton High Apartments

3380 North Liberty Street
Canton, Mississippi
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Canton Garden Apartments

619 Martin Luther King Dr
Canton, Mississippi

Lula B Covington Apartments

1101 Holmes Ave
Canton, Mississippi

Canton Estates

388 Ricks Dr
Canton, Mississippi

Canton Family Units

390 Ricks Dr
Canton, Mississippi

Kingston Place

101 Doris Francis Blvd
Canton, Mississippi

Canal Gardens II

373B S Canal St
Canton, Mississippi

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Canton, Mississippi

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Canton, Mississippi

Housing Authority Programs
Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VI Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
The Housing Authority of the City of Canton Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Canton, Mississippi

There are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,320 affordable apartments for rent in Canton, Mississippi.

Income Based Apartments in Canton, Mississippi

Canton features 590 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Canton, Mississippi

There are 730 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Canton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Canton, Mississippi

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Canton landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Canton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Canton, Mississippi for a two-bedroom apartment is between $852 and $1,042.

2022 Canton, Mississippi Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Canton, Mississippi Fair Market Rent $781 $812 $947 $1,171 $1,337
Canton, Mississippi Payment Standard Range $703 to $859 $731 to $893 $852 to $1,042 $1,054 to $1,288 $1,203 to $1,471

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Canton, MS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 1,320
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 590
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.63%
Average Renter Household Size 3.01
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $39,910 ±$3,960
Median Rent $713 ±$48
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.7% ± 8.67pp
Total Population 13,413

Population and Household Demographics

Canton is a city in Madison County, Mississippi with a population of 13,413. There are 4,515 households in the city with an average household size of 2.81 persons. 43.63% of households in Canton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Canton

The median gross income for households in Canton is $39,910 a year, or $3,326 a month. The median rent for the city is $713 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Canton, a household making less than $2,377 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Canton.

Area Median Income In Canton

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Canton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Madison County.

In Canton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,900

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Canton

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Canton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Canton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,550 $17,750 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Canton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $36,950 $39,950 $42,900 $45,850 $48,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Canton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,400 $47,300 $53,200 $59,100 $63,850 $68,600 $73,300 $78,050