Camden Housing Authority

800 Monroe Ave
Camden, Ouachita County, Arkansas 71701

Camden Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of December 4th, 2021, Camden Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Camden Housing Authority serves Camden.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Camden Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Camden Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Camden Housing Authority Website: http://www.camdenhousing.org/.

Camden Housing Authority Phone: (870) 836-9309.

COVID-19 Update:

As of February 9, 2021, the CHA website states "The Housing Authority of the City of Camden (HACC) has closed all business offices effective Monday, November 16, 2020 until further notice.
Although business offices are closed, we will remain open via teleworking."

more information is available here.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

As of July 2017, the Camden Housing Authority (CHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

To apply, call the CHA office to schedule an appointment to submit a pre-application at (870) 836-9309, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm CT, Monday-Thursday; and from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm on Fridays.

Preferences have not been identified.

Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any application information changes from the time the original was submitted (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, the applicant's name may be terminated from the waiting list. Please contact the housing authority to find out its policy on updating pre-application information.

For more information, call the office at (870) 836-9309 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (870)836-9309.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/10/2017.

About Camden Housing Authority

More information about Camden Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.camdenhousing.org/.

Representatives of Camden Housing Authority may be available by phone at (870) 836-9309. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/04/2021, it is not known if Camden Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Camden Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Camden Housing Authority manages 332 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard
Vouchers 332
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $386
Monthly Cost $128,230

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Camden Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 7% having issued approximately 50 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 40 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $11,470 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 60% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 62% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

55% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 93% of all households were headed by a female.

88% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 87% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Camden Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 80% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

10% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 46% with 3 or more bedrooms. 37% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Camden Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $275 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $432. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $99.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Camden Housing Authority

Fortlookout Lincoln Center

100 Fort Lookout Mnr
Camden, Arkansas

Ivery Heights Riverside

101 Ivory Hts
Camden, Arkansas