Affordable Housing In Canton
Van Zandt County, Texas

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Canton

Canton Village Homes

13950 FM 859
Canton, Texas
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Oaks of Westview Apartments

1201 W. College Street
Canton, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Westview Apartments

1201 W College St
Canton, Texas
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Housing Authorities that serve Canton

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Edgewood Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Canton, Texas

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 256 affordable apartments for rent in Canton, Texas.

Income Based Apartments in Canton, Texas

Canton features 88 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, Texas

There are 168 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Canton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Canton, Texas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Canton landlords $400 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, Texas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $689 and $843.

2020 Canton, Texas 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 $568 $582 $766 $1,054 $1,131
Payment Standard Range $511 to $625 $524 to $640 $689 to $843 $949 to $1,159 $1,018 to $1,244

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Canton, TX Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 256
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 88
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.5%
Average Renter Household Size 1.99
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $38,553 ±$9,170
Median Rent $828 ±$92
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.67% ± 16.02pp
Total Population 3,578

Population and Household Demographics

Canton is a City in Van Zandt County, Texas with a population of 3,578. There are 1,406 households in the city with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 32.5% of households in Canton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Canton

The median gross income for households in Canton is $38,553 a year, or $3,213 a month. The median rent for the city is $828 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 $2,760 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.67% 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 Van Zandt 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 $12,750 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,550 $39,950
50% of Median $21,200 $24,200 $27,250 $30,250 $32,700 $35,100 $37,550 $39,950
80% of Median $33,900 $38,750 $43,600 $48,400 $52,300 $56,150 $60,050 $63,900