Waterloo Region

HOMELESSNESS

Number of people experiencing homelessness: 1,085 (2021)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 447 (2020)
Number of hidden homeless: 673 (2021)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  2% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate: 2% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  2% (2021)

Average cost of rent (bachelor): 

$948/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm):  $1,131/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm):  $1,349/month (2021)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Family and individual visits to food banks (#):  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)