Iqaluit

HOMELESSNESS

Iqaluit Homelessness Street Outreach Program - Estimated number of people living in shacks, boats or other places not meant to be shelter in city depending on time of year:

 10-20 (2018/2019)
Average number of Nunavummiut staying in the territory's three homeless shelters per month: 97 (2018/2019) 
Total number of unique clients staying in the territory's three homeless shelters over the course of a year:  252 (2018/2019)
Number of people seeking safety within the territory's five Family Violence Shelters yearly:  569 (2018/2019)
Number of unique clients staying at Iqaluit's pilot Damp Shelter:  211 (January - June 2019)

 

HOUSING

Percentage of Nunavummiut living in social housing: 

52% (2016)

Housing need as a percentage of public housing stock (Iqaluit):

35% (2017/2018)

Percentage of social housing tenants living in over crowded conditions (Iqaluit): 

38% (2018)

Highest percentage of social housing tenants living in over crowded conditions (areas outside of Iqaluit): 

 72% (2018)

Average cost of private market rent (2 bdrm): 

$2,648/mo. (2018)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Annual social assistance income (single person/no housing):

$8,184 (2017)

Number of social assistance cases (annual): 

5,013 (2017)

Number of social assistance cases (monthly):  4124 (2018)
Number of social assistance beneficiaries: 

14,488 (2018)

Percentage of territory population recieving social assistance:  38% (2018)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of Indigenous households in core housing need (territory-wide): 

46.9% (2011)