Yellowknife

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness: 312 (2021)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 51% (2021)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters: 99 (2021)
Individuals in transitional housing:  120 (2021)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  8 (2021)
Number of hidden homeless:  Couch surfing/staying at someone else's place: 73 (2021)
Individuals identifying as youth:  Age 16-24: 11% (2021)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  91.5% (2021)
Individuals identifying as LGBTQ2S+: 3.7% (2021)
Individuals identifying as female:  50% (2021)
Individuals identifying as male:  49% (2021)

 

 HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  1.8% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate:  1.8% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  2% (2021)
Average cost of rent (bachelor):  $1,234/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $1,564/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,802/month (2021)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Family and individual visits to food bank:

 Province wide: 4,597 (2021)