Nelson

HOMELESSNESS

Experiencing some type of homelessness:  132 (June 2018)
Living in transitional housing:  18 (June 2018)
Part of the 'hidden homeless' in the past year: 107 (2018)
Living on the streets: 20 (June 2018)
Living in insitutions: 2 (June 2018)
Living in shelters: 28 (June 2018)

 

HOUSING

Number of subsidized housing units:

501 (2018)

Bachelor vacancy rate: 

0% (2018)

1-bedroom vacancy rate: 

0% (2018)

2-bedroom vacancy rate:

 0% (2018)
Average cost of rent (bachelor): 

 $793/mo. (April 2018)

Average cost of rent (1 bdrm):

$1056/mo. (April 2018)

Average cost of rent (2 bdrm)

$1366/mo. (April 2018)

No. of households spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs:

 1,525 (2015)
% of tenant households spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs: 46.7% (2015)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

The Nelson Food Cupboard Food Bank served:

13,866 (2017)

Income assistance (single individual):

$760/mo. (2019)

Income for those with a disability (single person/mo.):

$1,133 (2017)
Number of income assistance caseloads (monthly average): 529 (2017)
Number of income assistance recipients (monthly average):

649 (2017)

Number of dependent children on income assistance (monthly average): 110 (2017)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count of Indigenous ancestry:

31% (2018)