Sault Sainte Marie

HOMELESSNESS

Homeless: 102 (2018)
Staying in an emergency or VAW shelter: 17 (2018)
Staying in systems (health and/or corrections): 65 (2018)
Percentage experiencing chronic homelessness: 37.5% (2018)
Percentage experiencing episodic homelessness 31.3% (2018)

 

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.):

​$733 (2018)

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 identifying as Indigenous or having Indigenous ancestry:

37.5% (2018)