Saint John

HOMELESSNESS

Minimum number of people experiencing homelessness: At least 117 (2018)
Chronically homeless: 22% (2018)
Percentage staying in emergency shelter/domestic violence shelter: 39% (2018)
Percentage staying in transitional housing: 39% (2018)
Percentage staying in hospital, jail, prison or remand centre: 11% (2018)
Percentage staying in someone else's place: 9% (2018)
Percentage staying in a public space:  2% (2018)

 

HOUSING

Bachelor Vacancy Rate: 

2.8% (2018)
1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 

3.7% (2018)

2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 

3.5% (2018)

3+ bedroom Vacancy Rate: 

5.1% (2018)

Average cost of rent (bachelor):

$526 (2018)

Average cost of rent (1 bdrm):

$648 (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm):

$755 (2018)
Average Cost of Rent (3+ bdrm): 

$810 (2018)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Income assistance (single individual): 

$537/mo. (2016)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count identifying as Indigenous or having Indigenous ancestry: 

25% (2018)