Sault Sainte Marie

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness: 244 (2021)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 52 (2021)
Individuals experiencing sheltered homelessness: Emergency shelter and violence against women: 42 (2021)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters: Emergency shelter and violence against women: 42 (2021)
Individuals staying in transitional housing: 20 (2021)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  27 (2021)
Number of hidden homelessness:  Someone else's place: 94 (2021)
Individuals identifying as youth:  Ages 15-24: 9% (2021)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  65% (2021)
Percentage of respondents self-identifying as LGBTQ2S+:  Two-spirit and non-binary: 1% (2021)
Individuals identifying as female:  40% (2021)
Individuals identifying as male:  56% (2021)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  1.8% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate:  2.2% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  1.7% (2021)
Average cost of rent (bachelor):  $671/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $871/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,057/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)