Housing Authority of the City of Camden

2021 Watson Street
Camden, Camden County, New Jersey 8105

Housing Authority of the City of Camden is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs.

Housing Authority of the City of Camden serves Camden.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Camden, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Branch Village Phase IV RAD Project-Based Voucher Closed
Chelton Terrace Public Housing Closed
Baldwin’s Run Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of Camden 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.

Housing Authority of the City of Camden Website: https://www.camdenhousing.org/.

Housing Authority of the City of Camden Phone: (856) 968-2700.

COVID-19 Update:

As of March 30, 2021 the HACC website states "The Housing Authority of the City of Camden (HACC) has closed all business offices effective Monday, November 16, 2020 until further notice."

More in formation is available here.

Closed: Camden, New Jersey Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Camden (HACC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACC on March 30, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Camden, New Jersey.

Last Updated on 04/12/2021.

Closed: Branch Village Phase IV RAD Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Camden (HACC) Near Elderly RAD Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Branch Village Phase IV is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 8, 2021, until April 12, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the HACC public notice, "One person in the household must be at least 55 years of age or older" to apply.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the paper application.
  2. The paper application was published in the Courier-Post and the Al Diá News newspapers.

Once the application was completed, it was postmarked on or before April 16, 2021 and mailed to the Housing Authority of the City of Camden.

There were preferences, and they were listed on the application.

250 applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACC public notice on March 30, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Camden, New Jersey.

Last Updated on 04/12/2021.

Closed: Chelton Terrace Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Camden (HACC) Public Housing waiting list for 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Chelton Terrace is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 20, 2020, until October 6, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to print the online paper application.

Once the application was complete, it must have been postmarked by October 5, 2020 and mailed to the HACC.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACC public notice, as of October 8, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Camden, New Jersey. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 10/14/2020.

Closed: Baldwin’s Run Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Camden (HACC) waiting list for 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Baldwin’s Run is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 12, 2021, until April 23, 2021.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the paper application.
  2. The paper application was published in the Courier-Post newspaper.

Once the application was completed, it was postmarked on or before April 23, 2021 and mailed to the Housing Authority of the City of Camden.

There were preferences, and they were listed on the application.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACC public notice on March 30, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Camden, New Jersey.

Last Updated on 04/23/2021.

About Housing Authority of the City of Camden

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Camden can be found on its website at https://www.camdenhousing.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Camden may be available by phone at (856) 968-2700. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/29/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Camden 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 Housing Authority of the City of Camden Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Camden manages 1,777 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,177 8 99 21 132
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $744 $679 $808 $725 $599
Monthly Cost $875,246 $5,431 $80,014 $15,222 $79,105

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Camden

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 11% having issued approximately 127 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 6 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 2.5 persons and has a household income of $13,291 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 51% 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, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% 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. 53% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

96% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 68% of all heads of households being Black and 26% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Camden Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 93% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

24% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 35% with 3 or more bedrooms. 12% 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 Housing Authority of the City of Camden voucher holders in 2016 was $314 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $793. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $158.



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 Housing Authority of the City of Camden

Baldwins Run

3195 Westfield Avenue
Camden, New Jersey
$673-793
1-2 BR

Baldwins Run II

647 N 31st St
Camden, New Jersey

Branch Village Townhomes

119 Branch Village Drive
Camden, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Chelton Terrace Phase I

2104 Master St
Camden, New Jersey

Chelton Terrace Phase II

2116 S 7th St
Camden, New Jersey

Mcguire Gardens

114 Boyd Street
Camden, New Jersey
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Roosevelt Manor - Phase V

677 Tilghman Dr
Camden, New Jersey
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Roosevelt Manor Phases 9 and 10

715 Chelton Ave
Camden, New Jersey
$675-775
2-3 BR

Branch Village Roosevelt Manor Phase 2

1820 S 8th St
Camden, New Jersey

Roosevelt Manor, Litc 07903

1822 S 7th St
Camden, New Jersey

Roosevelt Manor - Phase 12

1701A S 9th St
Camden, New Jersey

Carpenters Hill ( North 32nd Street )

213 N 32nd St
Camden, New Jersey

Kennedy Towers

2021 Watson St
Camden, New Jersey

Westfield Towers

3199 Westfield Ave
Camden, New Jersey

Mickle Towers

200 Mickle Blvd
Camden, New Jersey

Morgan Village

667 Sylvan St
Camden, New Jersey