Ottawa

HOMELESSNESS

No. of homeless individuals and families: 7,530 (2017), 5.1% increase
Percentage of enumerated homeless in emergency shelters: 67% (2018)
Percentage of enumerated homeless in transitional housing: 16% (2018)
Percentage of enumerated homeless couch surfing: 7% (2018)
Percentage of enumerated homeless who were unsheltered (street): 5% (2018)
Percentage of enumerated homeless with no fixed address (jail, hospital, treatment centres): 5% (2018)

 

HOUSING

Number of Social Housing Rent Geared to Income units:

14,957 (2017)

No. of active households on central waiting list for affordable housing: 

10,597 (2017)

Bachelor Vacancy Rate:

1.3% (2018)
1-bedroom Vacancy Rate:

1.5% (2018)

2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 

1.8% (2018)

3+ bedroom Vacancy Rate:

1.5% (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): 

$881 (2018)
Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): 

$1,088 (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): 

 $1,301 (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (3+ bdrm): 

$1,584 (2018)
No. of households living on low income: 

55,000 (2016)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Income assistance for renters/home owners (single person/mo.): ​

​$733 (2018)
Income assistance-basic needs portion (single person/mo.): $343 (2018)
Income assistance-shelter allowance portion (single person/mo.):  $390 (2018)
Average monthly Ontario Works caseload (households receiving social assistance):

19,346 (as of October 2018)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of Indigenous households in core housing need:

15.9 % (2011)

Percentage of those self-identifying as Indigenous in homeless count: 24% (2018)
Indigenous Peoples in the general population:  2.5% (2018)