Medicine Hat

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people estimated to be experiencing homelessness:

68 (2018)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 17% (2018)
Individuals experiencing episodic homelessness: 33% (2018)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters: 21 (2018)
Individuals staying in transitional housing: 19 (2018)
Individuals in provisional accommodations: 44 (2018
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness: 0 (2018)
Health system: 4 (2018)
Individuals identifying as youth: Age 18-24: 17.5% (2018)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous: 28% (2018)
Individuals identifying as female: 55% (2018)
Individuals identifying as male: 45% (2018)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  3.1% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate:  2.9% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  2.5% (2021)
Average cost of rent (bachelor):  $737/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $823/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $903/month (2021)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Income assistance (single individual):

$866/month (2019)

Number of family and individual visits to Calgary Food Bank: 

Province wide: 116,396 (2021)