Guelph-Wellington

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness: 325 (2018)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters: 23% (2018)
Percentage of individuals temporarily sheltered (couch surfing, staying in a hotel/motel, or in hospitals/jails): 56% (2018)
Number of hidden homeless: 48% (2018)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  14% (2018)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 62% (2018)
Individuals experiencing episdoic homelessness: 24% (2018)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  1.9% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate:  2.3% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  1.7% (2021)
Average cost of rent (bachelor):  $935/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $1,277/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,436/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)