Guelph-Wellington

HOMELESSNESS

Point-in-Time (PiT) number of individuals identified as experiencing homelessness: 325 (2018)
Percentage of individuals using emergency shelters (PiT count): 23% (2018)
Percentage of individuals temporarily sheltered (couch surfing, staying in a hotel/motel, or in hospitals/jails): 56% (2018)
Percentage of individuals couch surfing: 48% (2018)
Percentage of individuals unsheltered:  14% (2018)
Percentage of individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 62% (2018)
Percentage of individuals experiencing episodic homelessness:  24% (2018)

 

HOUSING

Number of community housing units:

2,673 (2016)
Number of rent supplement units:  260 (2016)
Number of housing allowance units: 137 (2016)
Number of households on housing waitlist: 1,497 (2016)
Bachelor vacancy rate (Guelph): 5.6% (2018)
1-bedroom vacancy rate (Guelph):  1.6% (2018)
2-bedroom vacancy rate (Guelph):  1.2% (2018)
3+-bedroom vacancy rate (Guelph):  0.5% (2018)
Average cost of rent (bachelor) (Guelph): $775/mo. (2018)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm) (Guelph): $1,034/mo. (2018)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm) (Guelph):  $1,157/mo. (2018)
Average cost of rent (3+ bdrm) (Guelph): $1,264/mo. (2018)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Average monthly number of households receiving Ontario Works assistance:

2,084 (January 2016)

Ontario Works assistance (single person/month):

$706 (2016)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of Indigenous households in core housing need: 

16.8% (2011)

Number of individuals self-identifying as Indigenous in the 2018 PiT Count:  41 (2018)
Percentage of people in Guelph and Wellington County who identified as having Indigenous ancestry:

3% (2016)