St. John's

HOMELESSNESS

Community Progress Indicators (CPI) Data  
Total number of emergency shelter users over year:  633 (2016)
Individual shelter users who accessed shelter as part of a family:  60 (9.5%) (2016)
Number of 2016 shelter users who have used shelters for three years or more: 111 (17.5%) (2016)
Shelter bednights used: 17,414 (2016)
Shelters occupancy rate: 63.4% (2016)
Number of chronic shelter users over year: 10 (2016)
Number of episodic shelter users over year: 13 (2016)
% of shelter users staying longer than 30 days in shelter:  26.5% (2016)
Mean number of days spent in shelter by shelter users: 23.3 (2016)

 

HOUSING

Bachelor Vacancy Rate: 

5.5% (2018)
1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 

4.8% (2018)

2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 

6.7% (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (bachelor):

$712 (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm):

$791 (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm):

$961 (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (3+ bdrm):

$895 (2018)
Number of non-profit housing units (City of St. John's): 

424 (2016)

Number of social housing units (Newfoundland and Labrador Housing):

3,178 (2016)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Percentage of population receiving income support assistance:

10.7% (2016)

Numbers of individuals receiving income support assistance:

10,905 (2016)

Social assistance (single adult/mo.): 

$323 (2017)

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing's St. John's waitlist: 

264 (May 2014)

City of St John's Non-Profit Housing waitlist: 

358 (May 2014)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of people surveyed in homeless count identifying as indigenous: 

25.90% (2018)