Barrie (Simcoe)

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness: 722 (2022)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 62% (2022)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters: 83% (2022)
Individuals in transitional housing:  10% (2022)
Individuals staying in provisional accommodation: 35% (2022)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  4% (2022)
Number of hidden homeless:  4% (2022)
Individuals identifying as youth:  Age 16-24: 11% (2022)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  29% (2022)
Individuals identifying as female:  46% (2022)
Individuals identifying as male:  55% (2022)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  1.9% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate:  1.6% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  1.6% (2021)
Average cost of rent (bachelor):  $979/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $1,286/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,502/month (2021)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Family and Individual visits to food bank (#):  Province wide: 3,282,514 (March 2020)

Income assistance (basic needs, single individual, no dependents): ​

$343/mo (2022)
Income assistance (shelter allowance, single individual, no dependents): $390/mo (2022)