Hamilton

HOMELESSNESS

No. of individuals identified as experiencing homelessness in count:  386 (2018)
Percentage from count spending the night at an emergency or violence against women shelter: 65% (2018)
No. of Housing First, housing placements per year:  254 (2018)

 

HOUSING

Number of social housing units: 13,800 (2018)
Households on housing waiting list (#): 6,293 (2017)
Estimated time on affordable housing waitlist before being housed:  2.3 years (2017)
Total percentage of households in core housing need: 13% (2016)
1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 2.4% (2017)
2-bedroom Vacancy Rate:  1.9% (2017)
Average Cost of Rent (bachelor):  $632/mo. (2017)
Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $845/mo. (2017)
Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,027/mo. (2017)
Average Cost of Rent (3+ bdrm): $1,161 (2017)
20,000 Homes Campaign- People without permanent housing:  338 (2018)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Income assistance for renters/home owners (single person/mo.):

​$733 (2018)
Average monthly number of Ontario Works caseloads (people drawing social assistance): 

12,819 (2016)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Indigenous households in core housing need: 24.9% (2011)
     
  • Percentage of individuals surveyed in PiT count identifying as Indigenous or having Indigenous ancestry: 22% (2018)
     
  • Indigenous Point-in-Time Count: 131 people without permanent housing (February 2015)
     
  • Number of homeless individuals identifying as Indigenous or having Indigenous Ancestry: 142 (2016)