St. John's

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness: 349 (2022)
Individuals experiencing sheltered homelessness: 107 (2022)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  242 (2022)
Number of hidden homeless: Couch surfing: 39% (2020)
Individuals identifying as youth:  Age 18-24: 5% (2022)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  'Native Indian' or 'Alaskan:' 5% (2022)
Percentage of respondents self-identifying as LGBTQ2S+:  3% (2020)
Individuals identifying as female:  30% (2022)
Individuals identifying as male:  70% (2022)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  3.5% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate:  4.4% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  2.3% (2021)
Average cost of rent (bachelor):  $742/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $867/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,030/month (2021)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Family and individual visits to food bank:

Province wide: 10,803 (2021)

Income assistance (single individual): $495/month (N/A)