Kingston

HOMELESSNESS

No. of individuals estimated to be living in shelters (annually):  818 (2013)
No. of homeless by PiT Count: 152 (2018)
No. of people experiencing absolute homelessness (sleeping rough/emergency sheltered): 81 (2018)
Sheltered (emergency or domestic violence shelter/detox centre/hospital): 60 (74%) (2018)
Unsheltered (parks/tents/street): 13 (16%) (2018)
Staying in transitional housing: 59 (39%) (2018)
Percent surveyed who were chronically homeless: 50% (2018)
Percent surveyed who were episodically homeless:  16% (2018)

 

HOUSING

No. of rent-geared-to-income social housing units: 

2,003 (2016)
No. of homeless system rent-supplement units: 

 56 (2016)

No. of additional rent-supplement units:

197 (2016)

Households on housing waitlist (#): 

1,115 (2016)

Estimated time on affordable housing waitlist before being housed:

2.11 years avg (2013)

No. of applicants housed from waitlist: 

168 (2016)

Bachelor vacancy rate:

1.2% (2018)
1-bedroom vacancy rate: 

0.5% (2018)

2-bedroom vacancy rate: 

 0.6% (2018)
3+ bedroom vacancy rate: 

0.1% (2018)

Average cost of rent (bachelor):

$745/mo. (2018)

Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): 

$1008/mo. (2018)

Average cost of rent (2 bdrm):

 $1200/mo. (2018)

Average cost of rent (3+ bdrm):

$1998/mo. (2018)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

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

 ​$706 (2016)

Average monthly social assistance caseload: 

2,500 (2008)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of Indigenous households in core housing need: 

13.8% (2011)

Percent surveyed in homeless count identifying as Indigenous:

27% (2018)