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

Discover affordable housing in Canton where there are 51+ 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.

Wilson Pointe

515 5th St NW , Canton, Ohio 44703

Chip Townhouses

3124 Kalahari St NE, Canton, Ohio 44705

Ellisdale Homes

3809 31st St NE, Canton, Ohio 44705

Canton Towers

131 5th St NE, Canton, Ohio 44702

Mayfield Manor II

3846 11th St SW, Canton, Ohio 44710

Mayfield Manor III

3830 11th St SW, Canton, Ohio 44710

Mayfield Manor

3844 11th St SW, Canton, Ohio 44710

Village Towers

4955 Higbee Ave NW, Canton, Ohio 44718

Ican Gardens Apartments

3302 Millvale Ave NE, Canton, Ohio 44705

Skyline Terraces

635 Alan Page Dr SE, Canton, Ohio 44707

Village Garden

1327 Market Ave N, Canton, Ohio 44714


621 Market Ave N, Canton, Ohio 44702

St Pauls Senior Housing

1732 Market Ave N, Canton, Ohio 44714

Cedar Oaks

3538 Millvale Ave NE, Canton, Ohio 44705

VIctory Square Apartments

1206 Lippert Rd Ne, Canton, Ohio 44705

Vienna Woods II

2812 Strauss Ln SW, Canton, Ohio 44706

Vienna Woods

2920 Vienna Woods Ave SW, Canton, Ohio 44706

Canton Ywca

800 Tuscarawas St W, Canton, Ohio 44702

Plaza Apartments

3320 Cromer Ave NW, Canton, Ohio 44709

Sahara Apartments

2924 Rem Cir NE, Canton, Ohio 44705

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Canton, Ohio
$10.14 (+145%) more than Ohio minimum wage and $9.89 (+136%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Canton, Ohio?

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 programs for Canton, Ohio.

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

How many renters live in Canton, Ohio?

The City of Canton has 69,666 people living in 29,693 households.

There are 33,962 renters living in 14,668 renter households in this City. Renters make up 48.75 percent of the population living in Canton.

What is the rental market like in Canton, Ohio?

There are an estimated 34,733 housing units in the Canton area. Of these, 16,393 units are rental homes, making up 47 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Canton, Ohio, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Canton?

The rental vacancy rate in Canton is 4 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
520 3,896 4,944 5,075 1,146
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 many renter households in Canton are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 44 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 25 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

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 $613 to $1,205. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $613
One BR $690
Two BR $905
Three BR $1,134
Four BR $1,205
2024 Fair Market Rents in Canton, Ohio

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 459 88 percent
One BR 2,900 74 percent
Two BR 3,412 69 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Canton, Ohio

How many affordable rental units are in Canton?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 685
Public Housing 1,440
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 1,453
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 44
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 146
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 12
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Canton, Ohio

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

Income Based Apartments in Canton, Ohio

Canton features 3,106 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 580 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 $815 and $996.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.