Ottawa

HOMELESSNESS

Number of people experiencing homelessness: 1,400 (2018)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 67% (2018)
Individuals experiencing sheltered homelessness: 82% (2018)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters:  218 (2018)
Individuals staying in transitional housing: 28 (2018)
Individuals in provisional accommodations:  Hospital, jail, prison, or remand centre: 10 (2018)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  1 (2018)
Number of hidden homeless: Someone else's place: 8 (2018)
Individuals identifying as youth: Ages 16-24: 13% (2021)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  32% (2021)
Individuals identifying as LGBTQ2S+: 11% (2021)
Individuals identifying as female: 36% (2018)
Individuals identifying as male:  60% (2018)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  3.5% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate: 3.5% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  3.3% (2021)

Average cost of rent (bachelor): 

$1,061/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm):  $1,280 (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm):  $1,547/month (2021)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Family and individual visits to food banks (#):  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)