Hamilton

HOMELESSNESS

Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 304 (2021)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters: 298 (2021)
Individuals in transitional housing:  52 (2021)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  60 (2021)
Number of hidden homeless: 

Someone else's place: 15 (2021)

Individuals identifying as youth:  Age 16-24: 10% (2021)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  23% (2021)
Individuals identifying as LGBTQ2S+: Non-binary: 2% (2021)
Individuals identifying as female:  53% (2021)
Individuals identifying as male:  45% (2021)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  2.8% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate:  3% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  2.8% (2021)
Average cost of rent (bachelor):  $930/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $1,143/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,364/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)