Affordable Housing In Canton
Stark County, Ohio

50 Low Income Apartment Communities In Canton

Wellness Village at Midway

3055 Mahoning Avenue
Canton, OH
Call For Rent
2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome

Wilson Pointe

515 5th St NW
Canton, OH
$493-659
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Canton Towers

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

Chip Townhouses

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

Skyline Terraces

635 Alan Page Dr SE
Canton, OH
Subsidized

Gateway Homes

1021 Gateway Blvd SE
Canton, OH
Call For Rent
4 BR
HCV Welcome

Ellisdale Homes

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

Mayfield Manor IIi

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

Mayfield Manor II

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

VIctory Square Apartments

1206 Lippert Rd Ne
Canton, OH
Subsidized

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

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 50 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,784 affordable apartments for rent in Canton, Ohio. Canton features 3,112 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 672 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Canton.

Canton, OH Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 50
Total Low Income Apartments 3,784
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.1

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 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 $23,150 $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
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 1987 to 2011, 22 low income apartment communities containing 535 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 $23,150 $26,450 $29,750 $33,050 $35,700 $38,350 $41,000 $43,650
60% of Median $27,780 $31,740 $35,700 $39,660 $42,840 $46,020 $49,200 $52,380

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 $35,700 a year, or $2,975 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,975 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $893 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% $579 $620 $744 $859 $959 $1,058
60% $695 $744 $893 $1,031 $1,151 $1,270
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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$500 $579 $763 $972 $1,034