Kelowna

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness: 297 (2020)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 72% (2020)
Individuals experiencing episodic homelessness: 11% (2020)
Individuals experiencing sheltered homelessness: 53% (2020)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters: 84% (2020)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  43% (2020)
Individuals identifying as youth:  Age 15-24: 6% (2020)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  21% (2020)
Individuals identifying as LGBTQ2S+: Transgender: 1% (2020)
Individuals identifying as female:  27% (2020)
Individuals identifying as male:  71% (2020)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  0.5% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate:  0.7% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  0.5% (2021)
Average cost of rent (bachelor):  $1,019/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $1,168/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,437/month (2021)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Family and individual visits to food bank:

Province wide: 131,001 (2021)

Income assistance (single person):

$935/month (October 2021)