We are committed to providing a range of safe, secure, suitable and affordable housing opportunities to low income family, elderly and disabled households in a fair manner. We are committed to fair and non-discriminatory practices throughout all of our programs.
We have developed this website to better serve our residents, applicants, advocates and the larger community by providing helpful information about the agency, its policies and application process. Please take the time to enjoy the site and feel free to contact us with suggestions regarding information that would be helpful to you or ideas about how the site can be improved.
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Applications are being accepted for the elderly and disabled waiting list. The family waiting list is closed for standard applications. We only accept emergency applications for family housing. There are 5 categories you must meet to qualify for emergency housing.
At the present time the income guidelines are: 1 person: $47,450; 2 persons $54,200; 3 persons $61,000; 4 persons $67,750. Income guidelines are subject to change.
The Canton Housing Authority has a local preference for its housing program waiting list. Local preference is given to Canton residents. You do not have to be a Canton resident to apply, however the wait time is much longer.
A Canton resident is any applicant domiciled in Canton on the date of the application, the date of the screening and the date of the final certification. Domicile shall mean the applicant’s permanent address and excludes temporary residence in Canton. Any person employed or about to be employed in Canton on the date of application, the date of screening and the date of final certification is considered a Canton resident.
For purposes of admission into public housing, a person who is handicapped must meet the requirements of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 121B, Section 1, Section 38 and 760 CMR 5.07.
A family is defined as two or more persons sharing residency whose income and resources are available to meet the family’s needs and who are related by blood or marriage. A family may include unrelated persons who will live regularly as part of the family.
The Canton Housing Authority has two, three and four bedroom units. As a general rule, units will be assigned to applicants so that no less than 1 and not more than 2 persons will occupy a bedroom. Husbands and wives are expected to share a bedroom. Children of the same sex are expected to share a bedroom, as are children of the opposite sex under the age of 8. No assignments of units will be made which require use of the living room for sleeping.