Type:Full Time

Salary/Pay Rate:$61,048.08 – $91,572.11 annually dependent upon education & experience

Posted Date: 08/04/2021

The City of Canton is a vibrant, growing city located 40 minutes north of Atlanta in Cherokee County, Ga. Surrounded by the foothills of the North Ga. mountains and intertwined with the Etowah River, with convenient access to Interstate 575, State Highways 20 and 140, this picturesque city has a can-do spirit unlike any other you’ll find.  

Our goal is to enhance the lives of all people and their families by creating and supporting quality, affordable housing opportunities and programs. 

The Position

The Housing and Residential Services Manager will have an interest in housing and housing  issues as well as helping people navigate and understand the City’s zoning code. Candidate will work with citizens, homeowners, developers, community groups and others to address housing needs faced by citizens of Canton. The candidate will also assist home/landowners, business owners, builders, and developers in applying the zoning code to their projects as well as providing internal support to the development process. 

The professional would be responsible for developing, implementing, and providing assistance to citizens within the City of Canton as it relates to their housing and zoning needs.    

Other responsibilities include: managing and administering complex and technical, financial,  statistical, analytical work of housing programs; provides assistance in researching, writing, and submitting grant applications (local, state, federal, private/public) related to housing and housing development; collaborates with local, state, and regional agencies to provide homebuyer education, homeowner maintenance & budget training and other housing related education; participates in organizations such as Canton Housing Authority and other housing related organizations as identified; develops opportunities for community education and advocacy regarding affordable  housing, home ownership opportunities, housing rehabilitation, homeless prevention, homeless services, and housing topics. 

Coordination will be key component of success of this position. Coordinating with existing staff members, Development Services Manager, Zoning Administrator and City Planner will aid in the  development of affordable housing initiatives to address the housing needs as faced by citizens of Canton. The successful candidate will coordinate housing, zoning, and homeless prevention efforts with other local and regional partners including Canton Housing Authority, Department of Community Affairs, developers, builders, business owners, community groups, and local non-profits. 

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or 5 years’ experience in one or more of the duties required. Familiarity and experience with various funding sources for affordable housing, including Georgia Department of Community Affairs; experience in grant administration desired. Experience in affordable housing initiatives and/or construction related field desired. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications. Bilingual a strong plus. 


  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance for each employee
  • Long term disability for each employee
  • Direct deposit
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) is provided to regular full-time employees to be used for vacation, personal illness, illness of an immediate family member, or other personal business.
  • 11 paid holidays per year


Starting salary for this position is $61,048.08 – $91,572.11 annually dependent upon education and experience.


Submit an application (download City of Canton Employment Application) and email it to human.resources@cantonga.gov.  A resume and cover letter must be submitted along with the application.