Halifax

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness:

220 (2018)
Individuals staying in shelters: 197 (2018)
Staying on the streets:  18 (2018)
Experiencing homelessness for more than half of the 12 months prior to being surveyed: 43% (2018)
Staying in cells with police: 5 (2018)
Episodically homeless: 19.6% (2018)

 

HOUSING

Number of public housing units: 

5,000 (2014)

Number of supported by private-sector rental housing units: 

 59,081 (2015)

Number of people waiting for social housing (Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority):

1,233 (527 family/706 senior) (September 2018)

Bachelor Vacancy Rate:

1.5% (2018)

1-bedroom Vacancy Rate:

1.7% (2018)

2-bedroom Vacancy Rate:

1.5% (2018)

3+ bedroom Vacancy Rate:

1.3% (2018)

Average cost of rent (bachelor):

$812/mo. (2018)

Average cost of rent (1 bdrm):

$904/mo. (2018)

Average cost of rent (2 bdrm):

$1,156/mo. (2018)

Average cost of rent (3+ bdrm):

$1,355/mo. (2018)

Percentage of households in core housing need (Provincial: Nova Scotia):

13.8 (2016)
No. of households in 'deep housing poverty' (50%+ income on housing):

19,570 (2011)

Total percentage of households in core housing need:

13.0% (2011)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Income Assistance for renter/ home owner (single person/mo.)

$575 (2017)

Individuals receiving social assistance (#): 

10,400 (2012)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of Indigenous households in core housing need:

14.0% (2011)

Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count claiming Indigenous or Métis status: 

22% (2018)