About Housing Authority of the City of Camden

The Housing Authority of the City of Camden is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Camden, New Jersey.

The Housing Authority of the City of Camden serves Camden.

Housing Authority of the City of Camden Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of the City of Camden is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 06/04/2015.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Camden Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of Camden manages 1,401 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,193 10 41 12 145
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $737 $743 $803 $927 $626
Monthly Cost $879,277 $7,434 $32,929 $11,121 $90,783

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 Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Camden

404 N Dudley St
Baldwins Run is a 78 unit low income housing apartment community in Camden.
647 N 31st St
Baldwins Run II is a 73 unit low income housing apartment community in Camden.
119 Branch Vlg
Branch Village is a 245 unit low income housing apartment community in Camden.
2104 Master St
Chelton Terrace Phase I is a 66 unit low income housing apartment community in Camden.
2116 S 7th St
Chelton Terrace Phase II is a 101 unit low income housing apartment community in Camden.

Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the City of Camden

1801 Davis Street
Tamarack Station is a 542 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Camden. Rents at Tamarack Station are $602-968.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Camden.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
130 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Riverview Towers is a 225 unit low income housing apartment community that provides St.-1 bedroom apartments for rent in Camden.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
2101 Ferry Ave
Ferry Manor is a 86 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Camden.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Camden.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit