Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)


Closing costs / down payment assistance is available to households up to 120% of the area median income. To see if you qualify for one of the newly construction homes under the NSP program, contact the Massillon Housing Office at 330-830-1717.

Housing Rehabilitation Programs 

The following programs are designed to help homeowners who live within the city limits of Massillon make needed repairs and improvements on their property to bring it up to local housing code and to ensure decent, safe and sanitary living conditions.  

To be eligible to apply, you must be the owner-occupant of a single-family residence for a period of one full year.  Real estate taxes must be current and homeowners insurance must be maintained on the property.

Income cannot exceed 80% of the area median income (AMI) for the Stark County area based on the current U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income guidelines.

These programs are provided on a one-time only basis and a waiting list may exist as the assistance is contingent upon availability of funds.

  • Emergency Grant Assistance

The purpose of this program is to correct true emergency problems that are a current threat to the health and safety of the household. Problems such as a furnace, hot water tank, and water or sewer line can be addressed. The maximum amount of assistance cannot exceed $4,000.00.

  • Full Housing Rehabilitation

The purpose of this program is to address needed repairs, correct existing violations of the Massillon housing code and bring the house up to decent, safe and sanitary conditions. The maximum amount of assistance cannot exceed $25,000.00 and will result in a deferred lien, not to exceed 10 years, being placed on the property. Those individuals holding a land contract are not eligible for this program.

Fair Housing and Tenant Landlord

The City of Massillon operates its own fair housing program which is designed to improve and promote housing opportunities in the community, including education and outreach, monitoring and evaluation, and administration of fair housing laws.

The City also addresses tenant/landlord issues, and conducts periodic workshops and counseling services between the tenant and landlord.

Your Rights As A Tenant Or A Landlord


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