Iqaluit

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing absolute homelessness:

 72 (February 2014)
Staying in shelters: 57 (2014) 
Staying in places not meant for housing (shacks, tents, cabins):  15 (2014)
Homeless for 1+ year:  76% (February 2014)
Homeless for 5+ years:  40% (2014)

 

HOUSING

Approximate number of social housing recipients: 

1,181 (2017)

Approximate percentage of population living in public housing:

23% (2018)

Social housing gap: 

160-180 units (2017)

Vacancy rate: 

 5.3% (2018)

Average Cost of 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):  418 (2017)
Number of social assistance beneficiaries: 

1,181 (2017)

Percentage of population recieving social assistance:  16% (2017)

INDIGENOUS DATA

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

46.9% (2011)