Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Camden County, NJ

Discover affordable housing in Camden County where there are 167+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Camden County, New Jersey

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Camden County, New Jersey
$32.90/hour
$19.17 (+140%) more than New Jersey minimum wage and $25.65 (+354%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Camden County, New Jersey?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Camden County, New Jersey.

Go to the New Jersey Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Camden County.

How many renters live in Camden County, New Jersey?

The County of Camden County has 524,907 people living in 203,530 households.

There are 154,118 renters living in 68,912 renter households in this County. Renters make up 29.36 percent of the population living in Camden County.

What is the rental market like in Camden County, New Jersey?

There are an estimated 213,805 housing units in the Camden County area. Of these, 72,506 units are rental homes, making up 34 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Camden County, New Jersey, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Camden County?

The rental vacancy rate in Camden County is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Camden County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Camden County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
5,085 23,770 22,421 14,724 2,871
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Camden County

A large number of apartments in Camden County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Camden County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 54 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 28 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Camden County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,303 to $2,422. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,303
One BR $1,451
Two BR $1,737
Three BR $2,100
Four BR $2,422
2024 Fair Market Rents in Camden County, New Jersey

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Camden County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 3,256 64 percent
One BR 19,246 81 percent
Two BR 11,744 52 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Camden County, New Jersey

How many affordable rental units are in Camden County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Camden County, New Jersey including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 10,068
Public Housing 1,444
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 4,508
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance 56
Section 236 Rental Assistance 484
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 468
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 65
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 588
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Camden County, New Jersey

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Camden County, New Jersey

Camden County features 6,264 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Camden County, New Jersey

There are 4,290 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Camden County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Camden County, New Jersey

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Camden County landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Camden County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Camden County, New Jersey for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,563 and $1,911.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.