Summerside

HOMELESSNESS

No. of surveys completed in province wide PiT Count:  118 (2018)
Proportion in transitional housing (province wide):  49% (2018)
Proportion in systems-hospitals, jails etc (province wide): 13% (2018)
Proportion staying in emergency shelters (province wide): 15% (2018)
Proportion staying at someone else's place/couch surfing (province wide):  23% (2018)
Homeless for 6≤ months: 30% (2018)
Homeless 3≤ times in last year:  11% (2018)

 

HOUSING

No. of social housing units: 

2,530 (2015)

No. of seniors' housing units: 

1,118 (2015)

Wait list for sensors' housing: 

801 (2015)

Turnover rate for seniors' housing: 

16.1% (2015)

No. of family housing units: 

463 (2015)

Wait List for family housing:

308 (2015)

Turnover rate for family housing: 

16.9% (2015)

Bachelor Vacancy Rate:

4.5% (2018)

1-bedroom Vacancy Rate (Summerside-exclusive): 

1.5% (2018)
2-bedroom Vacancy Rate (Summerside-exclusive):

0.8% (2018)

3+ bedroom Vacany Rate:

0.0% (2018)
Average Cost of Rent (bachelor) (Summerside-exclusive): 

$737 (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm) (Summerside-exclusive): 

$860 (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm) (Summerside-exclusive): 

$808 (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm) (Summerside-exclusive): 

$837 (2018)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Income assistance (single individual):

$593 (2015)

Social assistance recipients: 

5,335 (2015)

No. of Islanders accessing food banks in a month:

3,370 (2016)

Islanders experiencing food insecurity (unable to afford healthy food): 

15.1% (2014)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of Indigenous households in core housing need (Summerside-exclusive): 

0.0% (2011)

Number of Indigenous households tested for core housing need (Summerside-exclusive):

80 (2011)

Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count identifying as First Nations or Indigenous (province wide): 

14% (2018)