Sault Sainte Marie

HOMELESSNESS

Homeless:  72 (2016)
Stayed in an emergency shelter: 24/26 (84%) (2016)
Living at risk of homelessness: 90 (2016)
Surveyed homeless for over a year: 11 (42.3%) (2016)

 

HOUSING

Bachelor vacancy rate: 

 4.3% (2018)
1-bedroom vacancy rate: 

 5.4% (2018)

2-bedroom vacancy rate:

 6.6% (2018)

3+ bedroom vacancy rate:

1.9% (2018)
Average cost of rent (bachelor): 

$603 (2018)

Average cost of rent (1 bdrm):

$772 (2018)

Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): 

$968 (2018)

Average cost of rent (3+ bdrm): 

$929 (2018)
No. of affordable housing units (Sault Ste. Marie Housing Corporation):

752 (2017)

No. of rent supplement units (Sault Ste. Marie Housing Corporation): 

483 (2017)

No. of active households on housing waitlist:

1,186 (2015)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

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

​$706 (2016)

Ontario Works caseload (no. of households drawing social assistance):

2,159 (August 2010)

Single-person Ontario Works caseload: 

1,191 (August 2010)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of Indigenous households in core housing need: 

19.2% (2011)

Those surveyed (n=26) identifying as Indigenous or having Indigenous ancestry:

11 (42.3%) (2016)