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Affordable Housing In Canton
Stark County, Ohio

50 Low Income Apartment Communities In Canton

Wilson Pointe

515 5th St NW
Canton, Ohio
$493-659
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Canton Towers

131 5th St NE
Canton, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Chip Townhouses

3124 Kalahari St NE
Canton, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Skyline Terraces

635 Alan Page Dr SE
Canton, Ohio
Subsidized

Gateway Homes

1021 Gateway Blvd SE
Canton, Ohio
Call For Rent
4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Ellisdale Homes

3809 31st St NE
Canton, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Mayfield Manor IIi

3830 11th St SW
Canton, Ohio
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mayfield Manor II

3846 11th St SW
Canton, Ohio
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

VIctory Square Apartments

1206 Lippert Rd Ne
Canton, Ohio
Subsidized

Ican Gardens Apartments

3302 Millvale Ave NE
Canton, Ohio
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Canton

Housing Authority Programs
Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Canton, Ohio

There are 50 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,766 affordable apartments for rent in Canton, Ohio.

Income Based Apartments in Canton, Ohio

Canton features 3,112 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, Ohio

There are 654 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Canton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Canton, Ohio

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Canton landlords $500 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, Ohio for a two-bedroom apartment is between $687 and $839.

2020 Canton, Ohio 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 $500 $579 $763 $972 $1,034
Payment Standard Range $450 to $550 $521 to $637 $687 to $839 $875 to $1,069 $931 to $1,137

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Canton, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 50
Total Low Income Apartments 3,766
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,112
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.31
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $29,418 ±$1,454
Median Rent $599 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.09% ± 3.19pp
Total Population 72,463

Population and Household Demographics

Canton is a city in Stark County, Ohio with a population of 72,463. There are 30,220 households in the city with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 51% of households in Canton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Canton

The median gross income for households in Canton is $29,418 a year, or $2,452 a month. The median rent for the city is $599 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 $1,997 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.09% 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 Stark County.

In Canton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,100

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 $13,900 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,150 $26,450 $29,750 $33,050 $35,700 $38,350 $41,000 $43,650
80% of Median $37,050 $42,350 $47,650 $52,900 $57,150 $61,400 $65,600 $69,850