Halton

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness: 271 (2018)
Individuals in transitional housing:  102 (38%) (2018)
Individuals experiencing sheltered homelessness: 72 (27%) (2018)
Number of hidden homeless: Couch surfing: 44 (16%) (2018)
Number of individuals staying in motel: 18 (7%) (2018)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters: Hospital/corrections: 15 (6%) (2018)
Numer of individuals staying in public or undisclosed location: 14 (5%) (2018)
Individuals identifying as female:  52% (2018)
Individuals identifying as male:  44% (2018)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  0.7% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate:  1.4% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  0.3% (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $1,048/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,331/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)