“After more than 40 years of experience working in Camden, we see no light at the end of Camden’s tunnel unless the doors to the surrounding region are opened for the development of substantial amounts of affordable housing to be constructed throughout the tri-county region pursuant to a ‘fair share’ formula.”
Read more from Peter J. O’Connor, founder of FSHD and Fair Share Housing Center, the public interest law firm that defends the housing rights of New Jersey’s poorest families through enforcement of the landmark Mount Laurel Doctrine. Peter reflects on his many years of dedicated work to help low-income families throughout South Jersey in an essay: Life in Two Americas: The City of Camden and Its Region
Northgate II was developed in 1978-1980 as a new construction development for the elderly, the disabled, and low-income families with 402 rental units located in a 23-story high-rise brick apartment building with views of the Delaware River (308 units exclusively for the elderly and disabled) and 14 garden apartment buildings for families (94 units). All apartments in Northgate II receive HUD Section 8 Project-Based Assistance rent subsidies.
Cooper Plaze Historic Homes consists of 34 buildings with 64 affordable family rental units. It adjoins the Cooper Hospital complex, the largest employer in Camden County. The hospital is currently undergoing a $500 million expansion program.