Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Canton, MS

Discover affordable housing in Canton where there are 31+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Canton, Mississippi

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Canton, Mississippi
$21.95/hour
$14.70 (+203%) more than Mississippi minimum wage and $14.70 (+203%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Canton, Mississippi.
Operates the Public Housing programs for Canton, Mississippi.

Go to the Mississippi Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Canton.

How many renters live in Canton, Mississippi?

The City of Canton has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 53.26 percent of the population living in Canton.

What is the rental market like in Canton, Mississippi?

There are an estimated housing units in the Canton area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Canton, Mississippi, there are 1.06 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Canton?

The rental vacancy rate in Canton is 6 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Canton for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Canton
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
124 676 1,021 709 130
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Canton

A large number of apartments in Canton have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Canton

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $996 to $1,564. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $996
One BR $997
Two BR $1,159
Three BR $1,401
Four BR $1,564
2024 Fair Market Rents in Canton, Mississippi

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Canton?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 123 99 percent
One BR 655 97 percent
Two BR 653 64 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Canton, Mississippi

How many affordable rental units are in Canton?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Canton, Mississippi including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Canton, Mississippi

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Canton, Mississippi

Canton features 726 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 564 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 $1,043 and $1,275.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.