Charlottetown

HOMELESSNESS

Individuals staying in emergency shelters: 15% (2018)*
Individuals in transitional housing:  49% (2018)*
Individuals staying in provisional accommodation: 13% (2018)*
Number of hidden homeless:  23% (2018)*
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  14% (2018)*
Individuals identifying as female:  53% (2018)*
Individuals identifying as male:  47% (2018)*

 

*Note: In April, Charlottetown and Summerside took part in a nationally coordinated effort, led by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy, to measure homelessness in Canada.

The Point-in-Time Count, the second of its kind in Charlottetown and Summerside, was led by The John Howard Society of PEI in partnership with the Homelessness Partnering Strategy and The Community Advisory Board.

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  1.7% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate:  1.6% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  1.8% (2021)
Average cost of rent (bachelor):  $596/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $832/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,071/month (2021)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

No. of Islanders accessing food banks in a month: 

Province wide: 3,241 (2021)