Prince George

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness: 163 (2021)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 82% (2021)
Individuals experiencing sheltered homelessness: 87 (2021)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters: 87 (2021)
Individuals in transitional housing:  14 (2021)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  16. (2021)
Number of hidden homeless:  Someone else's place: 5 (2021)
Individuals identifying as youth:  Age 25 and under: 10% (2021)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  82% (2021)
Individuals identifying as LGBTQ2S+: Non-binary: 1% (2021)
Individuals identifying as female:  40% (2021)
Individuals identifying as male:  57% (2021)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  2.2% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate:  2% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  2.3% (2021)
Average cost of rent (bachelor):  $715/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $836/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,026/month (2021)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Family and individual visits to food bank:

Province wide: 131,001 (2021)

Income assistance (single person):

$935/month (October 2021)