Since its inception in 1972, The Housing Authority of Gloucester County has been committed to providing quality affordable housing to extremely low and low income families. HAGC has operated under two Board Chairs and three Executive Directors, all of which have shared this mission.
HAGC’s Executive Director, Ms. Kimberly Gober, has over 24 years of experience managing Housing Assistance Programs, having joined HAGC in 1994. Ms. Gober holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting and a Public Housing Management Certification through the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Ms. Gober served as HAGC’s Deputy Executive Director from 2013- 2015 prior to serving as the Executive Director
HAGC also serves as the managing agent for the Housing Authority of the Borough of Glassboro.
CURRENT PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED/MANAGED BY HAGC
1. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program - Tenant Based Assistance
The HAGC administers 1,928 units of tenant based rental assistance in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. The tenant generally pays 30% of their adjusted income towards rent and utilities and the Authority pays the rental assistance directly to third party landlords on behalf of the assisted tenants. The assisted dwelling units are subject to inspections in accordance with Housing Quality Standards promulgated by the U.S. Department of HUD.
2. Section 8 Moderate Housing Rehabilitation Program - Unit Based Assistance
The Authority currently has contracts with landlords totaling 15 units in the Moderate Rehabilitation Program. The tenant generally pays 30% of adjusted income towards rent and utilities and Authority pays the balance of contract rent directly to the property owner. The Housing Subsidy under the Section 8 Mod Rehab program remains with the unit. If the family moves, they lose their housing subsidy.
3. Colonial Park Apartments – Section 8 New Construction - Unit Based Assistance (Elderly Only)
Colonial Park Apartments, located at 401 South Evergreen Avenue, Woodbury, NJ is a Section 8 “New Construction” Program for elderly families, where the Head of Household or spouse are 62 years of age or older, whose incomes do not exceed 60% of the area median income. The building contains 200, one-bedroom apartments, of which 20 are modified for physically disabled person(s). Tenants pay 30% of their adjusted monthly income towards rent and utilities. Colonial Park has recently undergone a major renovation. The renovations were financed through the low income housing tax credit program.
4. Public Housing – Unit Based Assistance (Family/Elderly)
The Authority owns and operates 62 scattered-site single-family houses, located in Deptford Township, West Deptford Township, Monroe Township and Washington Township for certified eligible very low income families. These dwellings consist of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes. Applicants may express a desire to live in a specific community. Certified families pay 30% of their adjusted income, minus an allowance for tenant supplied utilities.
5. Public Housing - Unit Based Assistance (Elderly or Near Elderly Disabled)
The Housing Authority owns and operates two (2) one bedroom apartment buildings with an occupancy preference for the Elderly (age 62 or older) or the Near-Elderly Disabled (age 50 or older and disabled). Tenants generally pay 30% of their adjusted monthly income toward rent and utilities. The apartment buildings are as follows:
Carino Park Apartments - 100 Chestnut Street, Williamstown, NJ
100 Apartments, including 15 units with modifications for physical disabilities.
Deptford Park Apartments - 120 Pop Moylan Boulevard, Deptford, NJ
100 Apartments, including 10 units with modifications for physical disabilities.
6. Authority Owned/Operated Affordable Housing Programs
Nancy J. Elkis Seniors Housing Program (Elderly) -100 Pop Moylan Boulevard, Deptford, NJ
80 Apartments, including 5 units modified for physical disabilities. Admissions are limited to household whose head or spouse is 55 years of age or older. Affordable flat rents for elderly households, whose incomes do not exceed 60% of the median, as determined by HUD for Gloucester County.
Shepherd’s Farm Senior Housing (Elderly)- 981 Grove Road, West Deptford, NJ
75 Apartments, including 4 units modified for physical disabilities. Admissions are limited to household whose head or spouse is 62 years of age or older. Tenants pay 30% of their adjusted income for rent, minus a utility allowance.
Expanded Housing Opportunities Program (Family/Elderly/Disabled)
12 units of 3 and 4 bedroom single family units throughout West Deptford Township available for occupancy by low-income households at affordable flat rents.
7. Congregate Services Program
The Authority operates a Congregate Services program for the elderly, funded through the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs providing daily meals (self-prep), housekeeping, laundry and shopping services for the elderly.
8. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Program-Unit Based Assistance
The Housing Authority of Gloucester County will administer 19 Project-Based Vouchers for veterans at Camp Salute located in Clayton, New Jersey. Eligible veterans will receive on-site services provided by the People to People Foundation.
9. HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing(VASH)- Tenant Based Assistance
The Housing Authority of Gloucester County administers 24 HUD-VASH vouchers for veterans referred by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
10. HOME Funds Program-Tenant Based Assistance
The Housing Authority of Gloucester County administers the HOME Funds program which is a tenant based rental assistance program funded by the Department of Public Works, Planning Division/HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME). Applicants are referred by the Gloucester County Division of Social Services.
MANAGEMENT AGENT EXPERIENCE
Properties managed by the Housing Authority of Gloucester County are:
9. The Housing Authority of the Borough of Glassboro
181 Delsea Manor Drive, Glassboro, NJ 08028
HAGC administers the Housing Choice Voucher program for the Glassboro Housing Authority through an inter-local service agreement.
· Section 8 Vouchers - The program has 232 Housing Choice Vouchers.
· Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) - The Glassboro Housing Authority currently owns and operates three (3) developments designed for elderly or disabled persons. The developments contain efficiency, one, and two bedroom apartments. Tenants pay 30% of their adjusted monthly income towards rent and utilities.