The Roof Replacement program is designed to replace faulty or failing roofing systems which, if neglected, could adversely affect the health, safety and welfare of the low-to-moderate income homeowner. Detached garages and accessory structures do not qualify for repairs or funding. The Department of Community Development will determine the work to be done to correct the health and safety issue; and then hire the Contractor to do the work and provide the funding necessary compensate the Contractor.
The amount of labor and materials for any one household may not exceed a maximum amount of $12,500. The Homeowner may only apply for this type of assistance once in a lifetime. This program is a 10-year lien deferred loan, that declines at 10% each year.
The Applicant(s) must own and occupy the unit in which the roofing condition exists. Ownership will be verified through the Stark County Auditor. The Application must be signed by all Owners on recorded deed.
Eligible repairs may include:
Roof replacement, which may entail sheathing, rafters, flashings, vents and other structural members.
Repair/replacement to fascia.
Repair/replacement to soffit.
Repair/replacement to gutters and/or downspouts.
Must be a homeowner within the City of Canton corporation limits.
Applicant must reside in and have owned the home for at least one year prior to application.
Land Contract and mobile homes are not eligible
Must be current with home mortgage (Mortgage modifications are not qualified).
Applicant must have homeowner’s insurance.
Applicant must be current in the payment of City Income Tax, County Real Estate tax, City of Canton utilities, and Federal, State or City of Canton funded loan programs.
Title search is required
Previous assistance, other than emergency, will disqualify an applicant.
Applicant cannot have more than $7,500 in short term assets such as cash, savings, and checking.
Household income cannot exceed 80% area median income, as per the HUD Part 5 definition of Income.