Charlottetown

HOMELESSNESS

No. of surveys completed in province wide PiT Count: 118 (2018)
Proportion in transitional housing (province wide):  49% (2018)
Proportion in systems-hospitals, jails etc (province wide):  13% (2018)
Proportion staying at someone else's place/couch surfing (province wide):  23% (2018)
Proportion staying in emergency shelters (province wide): 15% (2018)
Homeless for 6≤ months: 30% (2018)
Homeless for 12 + months: 16% (2018)
Homeless 3≤ times in last year:  11% (2018)

 

HOUSING

No. of social housing units: 

2,530 (2015)

No. of seniors' housing units: 

1,118 (2015)

Wait list for sensors' housing: 

801 (2015)

Turnover rate for seniors' housing: 

16.1% (2015)

No. of family housing units: 

463 (2015)

Wait List for family housing: 

308 (2015)

Turnover rate for family housing: 

16.9% (2015)

Bachelor vacancy rate:

0.0% (2018)

1-bedroom vacancy rate:

0.2% (2018)

2-bedroom vacancy rate (Charlottetown-exclusive): 

0.2% (2018)

3+ bedroom vacancy rate

0.0% (2018)
Average cost of rent (bachelor) (Charlottetown-exclusive):

$585 (2018)

Average cost of rent (1 bdrm) (Charlottetown-exclusive): 

$756 (2018)

Average cost of rent (2 bdrm) (Charlottetown-exclusive): 

$925 (2018)

Average cost of rent (3+ bdrm) (Charlottetown-exclusive): 

$1,041 (2018)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Income assistance (single individual):

 $593 (2015)

Social assistance recipients:

5,335 (2015)

No. of Islanders accessing food banks in a month: 

3,370 (2016)

Islanders experiencing food insecurity (unable to afford healthy food):

15.1% (2014)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of Indigenous households in core housing need (Charlottetown-exclusive): 

24.4% (2011)

Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count identifying as First Nations or Indigenous (Province wide): 

14% (2018)