Victoria

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness: 1,523 (2020)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 82% (2020)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters: 350 (2020)
Individuals in transitional housing:  545 (2020)
Individuals in provisional accommodations: 888 (2020)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  270 (2020)
Number of hidden homeless:  Couch surfing: 145 (2020)
Individuals identifying as youth: Age 16-24: 9.8% (2020)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  35% (2020)
Individuals identifying as LGBTQ2S+: 12% (2020)
Individuals identifying as female:  33% (2020)
Individuals identifying as male:  63% (2020)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  1% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate:  1.1% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  0.9% (2021)
Average cost of rent (bachelor):  $1,023/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $1,205/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,579/month (2021)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Family and individual visits to food bank:

Province wide: 131,001 (2021)

Income assistance (single person):

$935/month (October 2021)