Thunder Bay

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness: 221 (2021)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 585 (2021)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters: 43% (2021)
Individuals staying in a facility setting: Foster care and/or group home: 45% (2021)
Individuals staying in transitional housing: 8% (2021)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  10% (2021)
Number of hidden homelessness:  Couch surfing: 17% (2021)
Individuals identifying as youth:  Ages 16-24: 11% (2021)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  68% (2021)
Percentage of respondents self-identifying as LGBTQ2S+:  7% (2021)
Individuals identifying as female:  34% (2021)
Individuals identifying as male:  63% (2021)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate: 

3.5% (2021)

1-bedroom vacancy rate:  3.6% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  2.8% (2021)
Average cost of rent (bachelor):  $751/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $928/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,116 (2021)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Family and Individual vists to food bank (#):  Province wide: 3,282,514 (March 2020)

Income assistance (basic needs, single individual, no dependents): ​

$343/mo (2022)
Income assistance (shelter allowance, single individual, no dependents): $390/mo (2022)