Sydney (Cape Breton)

HOMELESSNESS

No. of people experiencing homelessness: 115 (2018)
Unsheltered: 9 (2018)
Emergency sheltered (including domestic violence shelters): 20 (2018)
In transitional housing:  7 (2018)
In institutional care (addiction treatment, correctional facility, hospital etc.):  58 (2018)
Staying at someone else's place:  21 (2018)
Homeless for more than 6 months: 41% (2018)

 

HOUSING

Bachelor Vacancy Rate:

N/A (2018)
1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 

0.5% (2018)

2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 

3.4% (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (bachelor):

$558/mo. (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm):

$626/mo. (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm):

$777/mo. (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (3+ bdrm):

$969/mo. (2018)
Public housing units (#): 

3,254 (2017)

Number of people housed in public housing: 

5,200 (2017)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Income Assistance for renter or home-owner (single person/mo.): 

 $575 (2017)

On CB Island Housing Authority waitlist (as of September 2018): 

approx. 653 (182 family/471 senior)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of Indigenous households in core housing need:

22.1 % (2011)
Percentage of PiT Count respondents self-identifying as Indigenous:  25.93% (2018)