Affordable Housing In Canton
St Lawrence County, New York

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Canton

Canton Grasse River Apartments

35 Riverside Dr
Canton, NY
Subsidized

Chas. Smithers - Law Lane

41 Law Ln
Canton, NY

Diane P. Burns

37 Riverside Dr
Canton, NY

Canton Apartments

37 State Highway 310
Canton, NY

Canton Lp

100 Manor Ln
Canton, NY
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There are 5 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 310 affordable apartments for rent in Canton. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 220 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Canton, HUD housing programs support 50 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 90 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Canton

Housing Authority Programs
Canton Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Canton, New York

Canton, NY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 310
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 220
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters %
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Total Population 0
Housing Units 0
Average Household Size 0.00
Median Household Income $0 ±$0
Median Rent $0 ±$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 $64,300

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 Canton 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 $13,900 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,200 $26,500 $29,800 $33,100 $35,750 $38,400 $41,050 $43,700
80% of Median $37,100 $42,400 $47,700 $52,950 $57,200 $61,450 $65,700 $69,900
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Canton

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1993 to 1993, 1 low income apartment communities containing 30 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Canton by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Canton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,200 $26,500 $29,800 $33,100 $35,750 $38,400 $41,050 $43,700
60% of Median $27,840 $31,800 $35,760 $39,720 $42,900 $46,080 $49,260 $52,440

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Canton is $35,760 a year, or $2,980 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,980 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $894 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $580 $621 $745 $861 $960 $1,059
60% $696 $746 $894 $1,033 $1,152 $1,271
Fair Market Rents in Canton

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$609 $634 $801 $1,004 $1,203