Fair Housing

Effective Immediately!

The Canton Fair Housing Office will be appointment only.  For the public and the staff's health and safety.  Walk-ins will be suspended until further notice.  Please call to make an appointment or e-mail kelsey.mcelroy@cantonohio.gov.

Equal Housing OpportunityThe City of Canton Fair Housing Office (CCFHO) operates as a Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP), funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City of Canton Fair Housing Commission enforces Chapter 515 of the City of Canton Fair Housing Code which has been certified by HUD and determined to be substantially equivalent to the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). Fair housing is not an option, it's the law!


The role of the City of Canton Fair Housing Department is to provide equal opportunity and a safe place to call home that is free of discrimination.  Discrimination can be the unjust treatment to another person based on their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex/gender, disability, family status or being in the military.

Equal Housing Opportunity

All City of Canton housing programs is open to everyone without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, national origin, military status, or sexual orientation, and gender identity.

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If you feel that you have been unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, disability, ancestry, military status, or sexual orientation and gender identity please contact the Office of Fair Housing.