Vancouver

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness: 3,634 (2020)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 74% (2020)
Individuals experiencing episodic homelessness: 26% (2020)
Individuals experiencing sheltered homelessness: 2,605 (2020)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters: 241 (2020)
Individuals staying in a facility setting: 192 (2020)
Individuals staying in provisional accommodation: 2,413 (2020)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  1,029 (2020)
Number of hidden homeless:  Couch surfing: 180 (2020)
Individuals identifying as youth:  Age 24 and under: 9% (2020)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  33% (2020)
Individuals identifying as LGBTQ2S+: 11% (2020)
Individuals identifying as female:  25% (2020)
Individuals identifying as male:  73% (2020)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  1.2% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate:  1.1% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  1% (2021)
Average cost of rent (bachelor):  $1,302/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $1,434/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,830/month (2021)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Family and individual visits to food bank:

Province wide: 131,001 (2021)

Income assistance (single person):

$935/month (October 2021)