Waterloo Region

HOMELESSNESS

Sheltered (Average Daily Bed Occupancy): 242 (2018)
Individuals identified as experiencing episodic homelessness: 175 (2018)
Individuals identified as experiencing chronic homelessness:  175 (2018)
Percentage of total bed nights resulting from chronic homelessness:  46% (2018)
Unsheltered (Average number at a given time):  40 (2018)

 

HOUSING

Number of community housing units (Waterloo Region Housing): 

2,722 (2013)

Number of households on housing waitlist:

 3,432 (2017)

1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 

2.9% (2018)

2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 

3.1% (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): 

 $796/mo. (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): 

 $1021/mo. (2018)

Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): 

$1210/mo. (2018)

Percentage of renters in core housing need:  24.8% (2011)
Percentage of general population in core housing need: 10.3% (2011)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Number of heads of households receiving Ontario Works assistance at December 2016: 

8,782 (2016
Ontario Works Assistance (single person/month): 

 $721 (2017)

Basic allowance portion of Ontario Works (single person/month):  $337 (2017/2018)
Shelter allowance portion of Ontario Works (single person/month):  $384 (2017/2018)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of Indigenous households in core housing need: 

 27% (2011)

Number of Indigenous households in core housing need:  425 (2011)

Those surveyed in homeless count identifying themselves as Indigenous:

11% (2018)