How to Submit a Section 8 Application With Camden Housing Authority
The Camden Housing Authority's Housing Choice Voucher Program is Camden's local Section 8 program. This government housing program provides eligible households with a means of moving toward self-sufficiency by supplementing funds that landlords receive. This allows them to rent properties at rates that are much lower than what is required to keep the building running to allow low-income households to pay an amount that is reasonable for them, often a similar percentage of their total income to what other renters are generally expected to pay.
Who Is Eligible for Section 8 Housing?
Section 8 eligibility requirements are based on the area's median income and how far below it a household's total income falls. To qualify for Camden's Housing Choice Voucher Program, a minimum of 75% of voucher recipients must earn less than 30% of Camden County's median income, while the other 25% may make up to 50% of the median income. Camden County's current medium income is $73,672, which means that:
- 75% of voucher recipients must make $22,101.60 or less.
- 25% of voucher recipients must make between $22,101.60 and $36,836.
The Camden Housing Authority will consider any significant assets you may have in addition to your income, as well as verify your income through
- Your bank
- Your employer
- Any other relevant sources
With a City of Camden median income of $28,623, many local residents make far less than the countywide median, which means that a higher percentage of local residents may qualify for Section 8 housing than residents of higher-income cities in Camden County. As of April 2022, Camden has approximately 1,000 vouchers available, but you may be added to a waiting list instead of being approved immediately if the city has used its current allotment when you apply.
Several factors determine whether or not you are eligible for Section 8 housing.
|Income Eligibility||You are making at or below the posted poverty line in your state. You are considered at the lowest income level if your family brings in only 30 percent or less of the average income in your area. You are still considered very low income if you only bring in 50 percent of that income and low income for 80 percent.|
|Age Eligibility||If you are above a certain age and still not bringing in enough income, you may qualify for Section 8 housing. Depending on a fixed income, those who are 65 and older could find themselves meeting these requirements.|
|Disability Eligibility||If you have been deemed disabled and unable to work, you are eligible for assistance, even as the head of household.|
How to Get Section 8 Housing in Camden by Yourself
You can start the Section 8 application process by contacting the Camden Housing Authority at (856) 968-2700 for an application and further instructions. There does not appear to be an online application process or copy of the application available online at this time.
Once you have been approved for Section 8 housing, you can search and apply for available units in Camden on Affordable Housing.
Next Steps for Getting Section 8 Housing in Camden if You Can’t Do It Yourself
Applying for Section 8 housing can be complicated even if you easily qualify, but working with DoNotPay is an easy way to simplify the process. Once you let us know your income and provide a few other pieces of personal information, we can work with the Camden Housing Authority to process your application on your behalf.
Get Section 8 Housing in Camden With the Help of DoNotPay
If you want to apply for Section 8 Housing through the Camden Housing Authority but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 2 easy steps:
- Answer a few questions about your income, family size, veteran/disability status, which county you hope to live in, etc.
- DoNotPay will find the PHA in charge of that county and contact them with all of your eligibility information to determine if you can start applying. They'll get back to you directly via email with the next steps.
Why Use DoNotPay to Get Section 8 Housing in Camden
Applying for Section 8 Housing can be a tedious process, especially since housing assistance is not always immediately available in every area. Even if you meet Camden County's local requirements, each county is only allotted a specific number of vouchers at a time, and you may be added to a waiting list instead of receiving an eligible home immediately. We can make navigating the process easier, and we can also help you apply for a wide range of other financial assistance programs in the meantime to help you improve your current living situation or save money in other ways.
DoNotPay Works Across All Entities With the Click of a Button
Applying for a Section 8 Housing program can be challenging, especially as eligibility requirements can vary significantly from state to state and even from county to county. By having DoNotPay handle the details for you, we can make sure your application is completed according to the specific criteria for your county. If you need to move to another state or even another county in the future, we can help you confirm your eligibility anywhere in the United States and secure a new home that works with your income. We are also here to help if you have friends or family members that live in other areas and need housing assistance.
What Else Can DoNotPay Do?
Once we have helped you navigate the Camden Housing Authority application process to find a safe place to live, we know you will want us to keep handling other problems that come up concerning both your new rental and nearly any other area of your life.
DoNotPay can also help you:
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- Deal with safety concerns associated with your apartment or landlord.
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- Sue any company that does not follow through with its end of an agreement.
At DoNotPay, we are here to help you find a safe place to live, no matter what your budget is. Contact us today to learn more about how we can take the hassle out of working with the Camden Housing Authority.