Saint Catharines Niagara

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness: 645 (2021)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 41.5% (2021)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters: 351 (2021)
Individuals staying in transitional housing: 239 (2021)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  75 (2021)
Number of hidden homelessness:  0 (2021)
Individuals identifying as youth:  Ages 16-24: 67 (2021)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  22.6% (2021)
Percentage of respondents self-identifying as LGBTQ2S+:  8.4% (2021)

 

HOUSING

Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,127/month (2021)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Family and Individual vists 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)