Camden Housing Survey: Public Sector Employees
The results of this Camden Housing Survey will be presented in a housing demand report evaluating: public sector employees and residents working and/or living in the City of Camden. This report will be used to better understand where Camden City public sector employees and residents choose to live as well as the demand for rental and homeownership opportunities. The survey data will also help identify gaps in current housing quality and resident needs.

Your feedback matters! Please take 10 minutes to fill out the survey. Your answers will be kept confidential. Thank you for completing this survey and sharing your comments.

1. Where are you currently employed?
2. Which category best describes your status?
3. Age
4. Which of the following describes your race or ethnicity (check all that apply)?
5. Gender
6. What is your household size? ("Household" means all people, including yourself, who occupy your primary residence as their usual place of residence, whether or not they are related to one another.)
7. How many children are in your household?
0
1
2
3
4
5 or more
Under age 5
Ages 5-17
8. Please indicate the number of bedrooms and bathrooms in your current home
1
2
3
4
5 or more
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
9. What is your annual household income?
10. What is your annual personal income?
11. Do you currently work in the City of Camden?
12. If yes, how many years have you worked in the City of Camden?
13. Do you currently live in the City of Camden?
14A. If yes, how long have you lived in the City of Camden?
14B. If yes, you currently live in the City of Camden, in what neighborhood?
15. How many years have you lived in that neighborhood?
16. Do you own or rent your home?
17. If you are a homeowner, in what year did you purchase the home in which you currently live?
Your answer
18. If you are not a homeowner, are you likely to purchase a home in the next two years?
19. How long is the commute from your current residence to your place of work?
20. What is your primary mode of transportation to your place of work?
21. Do you use public transportation?
22. If no, what are your main reasons for not using public transit? (Check all that apply.)
23. With whom do you live? (Check all that apply.)
24. What is the monthly cost of your rent or mortgage payments?
25. Overall, how satisfied are you with your current housing situation?
26. How important to you is the availability of more quality, affordable housing (for purchase or rent) in your decision to work in the City of Camden?
27. How would you rate the quality and availability of housing in the City of Camden?
Poor
Fair
Good
Excellent
Do Not Know
For purchase
For Rent
28. How important do you think quality housing is for attracting/retaining employees in the City of Camden?
29. If more quality housing (new construction or newly renovated) were available in the City of Camden, would you consider purchasing or renting a home and living in the City of Camden?
30. If no, what are the main reasons why you would not consider purchasing or renting a home in Camden? (Check all that apply.)
31. If you were to purchase or rent a home in the City of Camden, in what type of housing would you be interested? (Check all that apply.)
Single-family house
Multiple-family house
Townhouse / rowhouse
Apartment or condominium (2-4 unit building)
Apartment or condominium (5-14 unit building)
Apartment or condominium (15-50 unit building)
Apartment or condominium (50+ unit building)
To purchase
To rent
32. What would you be willing to pay per month in rent for quality housing in the City of Camden near your place of employment?
Less than $600
$600 - $799
$800 - $999
$1,000 - $1,499
$1,500 - $1,999
$2,000 - $2,499
$2,500 or more
Not applicable
Living alone
Living with others
33. What would you be willing to pay per month in mortgage payments for quality housing in Camden?
34. What is the maximum amount of time you're willing to spend commuting to work (one-way)?
35. How many bedrooms would you want in a rental or owned property?
36. Please indicate the importance of the following in determining where you live:
Not important
Somewhat important
Important
Very important
Extremely important
N/A
Access to public transit
Cost of property taxes
Access to child care providers
Availability of rentail amenities and customer services (e.g. grocery store, pharmacy, etc.)
Proximity to entertainment / recreation / cultural venues
Quality of life in the neighborhood
Character of neighborhood
Quality of primary or secondary education
Overall physical condition of housing
Cost
Proximity to work / school
Safety / security
Availability of eating and drinking establishments (restaurants, bars, etc.)
Proximity to green space / park
Availability of parking
Access to health care providers
Proximity to house of worship / church /synagogue / mosque
37. Please indicate how important the following amenities are to you in considering a residential rental property:
Not important
Somewhat important
Important
Very important
Extremely important
N/A
Workout room / fitness studio
Availability of restaurants / bars
Bike racks / bike storage
Green space / park
Availability of retail / amenities
Access to transporation
In-unit washer and dryer
Proximity to dog park
Pet friendly
On-site parking
Roof deck
Proximity to house of worship / church / synagogue / mosque
Fiber internet
Free Wi-Fi
Shared community space / game room
Proximity of grocery store
38. Please rate how the following incentives would impact your interest in purchasing a home in the City of Camden?
No effect
Slightly increase
Moderately increase
Significantly increase
$10,000 grant (would be required to pay back a portion if you moved in less than five years)
$20,000 grant (would be required to pay back a portion if you moved in less than five years)
A $20,000 low-interest loan for home improvement
A $40,000 low-interest loan for home improvement
39. Please rate how the following incentives would impact your interest in renting a home or apartment in the City of Camden:
No effect
Slightly increase
Moderately increase
Significantly increase
Employer pays first and last month's rent annually
Employer pays security deposit on a new lease
Employer pays up to $2,000 / year in rental assistance
Employer pays up to $5,000 / year in rental assistance
40. If you are currently a homeowner, how important is funding to upgrade or renovate your home?
41. How do you feel the quality of housing in the City of Camden compares to five years ago?
42. Over the next 10 years, do you believe the quality of housing in the City of Camden will:
43. How does your overall perception of the City Camden compare to 10 years ago?
44. How do you expect the City of Camden to change in the next 10 years?
45. Please indicate the neighborhoods where you would be interested in new housing. (Check all that apply.)
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