Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Canton
St Lawrence County, New York

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Canton

Canton Grasse River Apartments

35 Riverside Dr
Canton, New York
Subsidized

Chas. Smithers - Law Lane

41 Law Ln
Canton, New York

Diane P. Burns

37 Riverside Dr
Canton, New York

Canton Apartments

37 State Highway 310
Canton, New York

Canton Lp

100 Manor Ln
Canton, New York
  • «
  • 1
  • »

Housing Authorities that serve Canton

Housing Authority Programs
Canton Housing Authority Public Housing
St. Lawrence County Community Development Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Canton, New York

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 310 affordable apartments for rent in Canton, New York.

Income Based Apartments in Canton, New York

Canton features 220 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, New York

There are 90 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Canton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Canton, New York

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Canton landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Canton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Canton, New York for a two-bedroom apartment is between $747 and $913.

2020 Canton, New York 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
Fair Market Rent $625 $665 $830 $1,034 $1,247
Payment Standard Range $563 to $688 $599 to $732 $747 to $913 $931 to $1,137 $1,122 to $1,372

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Canton, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 310
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 220
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Total Population 0

Population and Household Demographics

Canton is a city in St Lawrence County, New York with a population of 0. There are 0 households in the city with an average household size of 0.00 persons. % of households in Canton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Canton

The median gross income for households in Canton is $0 a year, or $0 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

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 St Lawrence County.

In Canton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,500

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,550 $26,900 $30,250 $33,600 $36,300 $39,000 $41,700 $44,400
80% of Median $37,650 $43,000 $48,400 $53,750 $58,050 $62,350 $66,650 $70,950