Thunder Bay

HOMELESSNESS

No. of homeless interviewed in homeless count: 474 (2018)
Chronic homelessness:  58.9% (2018)
Episodic homelessness: 21.3% (2018)
Couch surfing: 50.6% (2018)
Staying at emergency shelters/domestic violence shelters:  26.6% (2018)
Staying in transitional shelters/hotels: 10.1% (2018)
Staying at an unsheltered location (eg. tents, public spaces): 7.2% (2018)
Staying at an unknown location:  4.9% (2018)

 

HOUSING

No. of social housing units: 

4,200 (2018)

% of rent supplement units: 

47% (2014)

Wait list for social housing:

1,043 (2018)
Emergency shelter beds (#): 

 76 (2016)

Bachelor Vacancy Rate: 

7.7% (2018)
1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 

5.1% (2018)

2-bedroom Vacancy Rate:

 4.4% (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (bachelor):

$666/mo. (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm):

$831/mo. (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): 

$1037/mo. (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (3+ bdrm): 

$1,296/mo. (2018)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Income assistance full amount for renters/home owners (single person/mo.): ​

 ​$706 (2016)
Maximum shelter allowance amount (single person/mo.):  $390 (2018)

Ontario Works caseload (households drawing social assistance):

2,961 (2018)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of Indigenous households in core housing need:

 22.5% (2011)

Percentage of those interviewed in homeless count reporting Indigenous identity: 

 66% (2018)

Percentage of Indigenous Peoples in general population:  12.5% (2018)