Saint Catharines Niagara

HOMELESSNESS

No. of people found to be experiencing homelessness:  625 (2018)
Occupancy rate of participating emergency shelters on the night of count: 117% (2018)
No. of individuals estimated to be living in transitional housing: 237 (2018)
No. of individuals estimated to be living on the streets: 38 (2018)
No. of individuals estimated to be living in emergency and VAW shelters; crisis beds:  350 (2018)

 

HOUSING

No. of households on affordable housing waitlist

4,400 (2016)

No. of affordable housing units:

8,200 (2013)

No. of households on affordable housing waitlist who are homeless: 

589 (2013)

No. of non-profit/coop units: 

3,910 (2016)

1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 

2.9% (2018)

2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 

2.1% (2018)

3+-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 

2.2% (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): 

659 (2018)
Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm):

871 (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm):

1,036 (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (3+ bdrm):

1,159 (2018)
Percentage of households in core housing need:

27.7% (2015)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

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

$706 (2016)

No. of Ontario Works caseloads in region (households receiving social assistance): 

10,627 (June 2017)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of Indigenous households in core housing need: 

17.4 % (2011)

Percentage of 2018 PiT Count respondents self-identifying as Indigenous: 24.3% (2018)
Percentage of Indigenous Peoples in the general population:  2.8% (2018)