Peel Region

HOMELESSNESS

Number of people experiencing homelessness: 922 (2018)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 32% (2018)
Individuals experiencing episodic homelessness: 24% (2018)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters:  49% (2018)
Individuals staying in transitional housing: 27% (2018)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  4% (2018)
Number of hidden homeless: 14% (2018)
Individuals identifying as youth: 23% (2018)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  9% (2018)
Individuals identifying as LGBTQ2S+: 8% (2018)
Individuals identifying as female: 34% (2018)
Individuals identifying as male:  61% (2018)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  Private towhouse and apartments: 3.4% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate: 4.1% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  3.2% (2021)

Average cost of rent (bachelor): 

$1,063/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm):  $1,424/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm):  $1,600/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)