Barrie (Simcoe)

HOMELESSNESS

Stayed the night in emergency shelter (Simcoe County):  *42% (2018)
Stayed the night in emergency shelter (Barrie):  **62% (2018)
Stayed the night in transitional housing (Simcoe County): *14% (2018)
Stayed the night in transitional housing (Barrie): **12% (2018)
Stayed the night in unsheltered location (Simcoe County):  *12% (2018)
Stayed the night in unsheltered located (Barrie): **11% (2018)
Hidden homeless (couch surfing) (Simcoe County):  *22% (2018)
Hidden homeless (Barrie): **13% (2018)
Experiencing chronic homelessness (Simcoe County): **57% (2018)
Experiencing chronic homelessness (Barrie):  **57% (2018)
Experiencing episodic homelessness (Simcoe County):  **21% (2018)
Experiencing episodic homelessness (Barrie): **21% (2018)
Provisionally accommodated (Simcoe County): *45% (2018)

 

* Percentage is calculated out of the homeless population number obtained from observation, survey and agency utilization data for the night of April 24, 2018 (Simcoe County = 697).

** Percentage is calculated out of the unique homeless survey participants (excluding dependents) for the night of April 24, 2018 (Simcoe County = 488, Barrie=260).

HOUSING

No. of social housing units (Simcoe County):

3882 (2017)

Of which rent-geared-to-income units: 

3000 (2017)

1 bedroom vacancy rate:  2.8% (2018)
2 bedroom vacancy rate: 2.8% (2018)
Bachelor average rent:  $848/mo. (2018)
1 bedroom average rent: $1141/mo. (2018)
2 bedroom average rent: $1331/mo. (2018)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Average no. of social assistance cases in county (sole-support parent):

1,699 (2017)

Average no. of social assistance cases in county (single individual): 

3,361 (2017)

Income assistance for renters/home owners (single person/mo.): ​

$733 (2018)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of enumeration participants who self-identified as Indigenous or having Indigenous ancestry (Barrie):

26% (2018)

Percentage of enumeration participants who self-identified as Indigenous or having Indigenous ancestry (Simcoe County): 29% (2018)
Percentage of Indigenous Peoples in the general population:  4% (2018)
Simcoe: Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need:  17.3% (2016)
Barrie: Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need:  20.2% (2016)