What Is Our Healthy Neighborhoods Approach?

Dedicated to the strengthening of Canton neighborhoods, we use the "Healthy Neighborhoods” concepts of nationally recognized neighborhood strategist David Boehlke in our revitalization work. Our Healthy Neighborhoods Program features innovative initiatives that build upon neighborhood strengths rather than deficiencies.  We strive to promote “neighborhoods of choice” where residents confidently invest their Time, Effort and Money (as TEAM Players) and become actively involved in everyday neighborhood activities. Our approach features four main focus areas:


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  • Physical condition of properties and blocks;

  • Image or identity of the neighborhood (to residents and to visitors);

  • Involvement and Investment of residents in their neighborhoods; and

  • Focus on the Real Estate in order to build equity for property owners.



Any neighborhood can adopt and use these "Healthy Neighborhood" strategies!  Click the image to the left to discover how to get started!

In 2018 we feature the Healthy Neighborhoods Program and two financial incentives (down payment assistance and exterior grant rewards) in three target areas in Canton. If you are a homeowner in one of the neighborhoods listed below, you can take advantage of our Healthy Neighborhoods incentives.





To learn more about these financial incentives, please contact our office: (330) 458 – 0962.


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Programs Currently Offered via our Healthy Neighborhoods Program: