Durham Region

HOMELESSNESS

Episodically homeless:  13% (2018)
Chronically homeless: 39% (2018)
Unsheltered: 12.89% (2018)
Emergency sheltered:  37.83% (2018)
Temporarily housed: 30.93% (2018)
Staying in VAW shelters:  15.46% (2018)

 

HOUSING

No. of social housing units: 

 6,400 (2017)

No. of households on rent-geared-to-income waitlist: 

6,074 (2016)

1-bedroom Vacancy Rate (Oshawa only): 

3.9% (2018)

2-bedroom Vacancy Rate (Oshawa only): 

 2.3% (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (bachelor) (Oshawa only): 

$845/mo. (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm) (Oshawa only):

 $1168/mo. (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm) (Oshawa only):

$1246/mo. (2018)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

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

$733 (2018)

Number of Ontario Works caseloads (people collecting social assistance):

9,437 (June 2013)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need (Oshawa only): 

13.2 % (2011)
Percentage of PiT Count respondents self-identifying as Indigenous: 21% (2018)
Percentage of Indigenous Peoples in the general population:  2% (2018)