Durham Region

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness: 573 (2021)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 57% (2021)
Individuals experiencing episdoic homelessness: 5% (2021)
Individuals experiencing sheltered homelessness: 89 (2021)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters: 55% (2021)
Individuals in transitional housing:  16% (2021)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  134 (2021)
Number of hidden homeless:  38 (2021)
Individuals identifying as youth:  Age 16-24: 9% (2021)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  18% (2021)
Percentage of respondents self-identifying as LGBTQ2S+:  9% (2021)
Individuals identifying as female:  36% (2021)
Individuals identifying as male:  58% (2021)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate (Oshawa):  1.8% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate (Oshawa):  2.8% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate (Oshawa):  2% (2021)
Average cost of rent (bachelor):  $1,014/month (2021)
Average cost of rent in Oshawa (1 bdrm): $1,307/month (2021)
Average cost of rent in Oshawa (2 bdrm): $1,425/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)