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HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people estimated to be experiencing homelessness:

68 (2018)
Unsheltered: 12 (2018)
Emergency sheltered: 21 (2018)
Transitionally housed: 19 (2018)
Health system: 4 (2018)
Chronically homeless: 17% (2018)
Episodically homeless: 33% (2018)

 

HOUSING

No. of public & subsidized housing units: 

537 (2013)

No. of households on housing wait list: 

355 (2013)

Bachelor Apartment Vacancy Rate: 

8.9% (2017)

1 bedroom Apartment Vacancy Rate: 

7.0% (2018)

2 bedroom Apartment Vacancy Rate: 

4.9% (2018)

3+ bedroom Apartment Vacancy Rate: 

3.5% (2018)
Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): 

$722 (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): 

$767 (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): 

$835 (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (3+ bdrm): 

$992 (2018)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Income assistance (single individual)

$424/month (August 2016)

No. of households receiving rental subsidies: 

900 (2013)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Number of Indigenous renter households in core housing need:

24% (2016)

Percentage of respondents from PiT Count self-identifying as Indigenous:  33% (2018)