St. John's

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness: At least 165 (2018)
Individuals staying in shelters: 98 (2018)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  4 (2018)
Staying at someone else's place temporarily: 35 (2018)
Individuals identifying as youth (ages 16-24):  23.2% (2018)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  25.9% (2018)
Percentage of respondents self-identifying as LGBTQ2S+:  9.4% (2018)
Individuals identifying as female:  35.7% (2018)
Individuals identifying as male:  64% (2018)

 

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)