Brantford

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness: 238 (2021)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 67.9% (2021)
Individuals experiencing sheltered homelessness: 241 (2021)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters: 35 (2021)
Individuals in transitional housing:  30 (2021)
Individuals in provisional accommodation:  39 (2021)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  20% (2021)
Number of hidden homeless:  Couch surfing: 15% (2021)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  35.9% (2021)
Percentage of respondents self-identifying as LGBTQ2S+:  5.8% (2021)
Individuals identifying as female:  30.8% (2021)
Individuals identifying as male:  67.3% (2021)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  1.9% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate:  2.8% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  1.4% (2021)
Average cost of rent (bachelor):  $879/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $1,116/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,207/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)