Nipissing/North Bay

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness: 293 (2020)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 50% (2020)
Individuals experiencing episodic homelessness: 18% (2020)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters: 72 (2020)
Individuals staying in a facility settings: 91 (2020)
Individuals staying in transitional: 10 (2020)
Individuals in provisional accommodations:  91 (2020)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  7 (2020)
Number of hidden homeless:  Couch surfing/motel self-funded: 68 (2020)
Individuals identifying as youth:  Age 16-24: 16% (2020)
Percentage of respondents self-identifying as LGBTQ2S+:  11% (2020)
Individuals identifying as female:  32% (2020)
Individuals identifying as male:  67% (2020)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  0% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate:  0% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  0% (2021)
Average cost of rent (bachelor):  $540/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $690 (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $805/month (2021)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Family and Individual visits to food bank (#):  Province wide: 3,282,514 (March 2020)

Income assistance (basic needs, single individual, no dependents): ​

$343/mo (2022)
Income assistance (shelter allowance, single individual, no dependents): $390/mo (2022)