The city of Canton is expanding a program to attract new residents.
Since the mid-1990s the city has had four Community Reinvestment Areas. Now the whole city is part of the program. It allows property owners in the city to apply for a 15-year, 100% tax abatement.
To qualify, property owners must invest either $5,000 in existing property or build a new home.
Christopher Hardesty, who runs the program, is hopeful it will revitalize the city.