Yellowknife

HOMELESSNESS

Total number of people experiencing homelessness:

338 (2018)
Unsheltered: 17 (5%) (2018)
Emergency/Domestic Violence Sheltered:

93 (28%) (2018)

Provisionally Accommodated:  213 (63%) (2018)
Unknown: 15 (4%) (2018)
Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count experiencing chronic homelessness: 75% (2018)
Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count experiencing episodic homelessness: 3% (2018)
Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count experiencing transitional homelessness: 16% (2018)

 

 HOUSING

Bachelor Vacancy Rate:

2.7% (2018)
1-bedroom Vacancy Rate:

4.6% (2018)

2-bedroom Vacancy Rate:

5.2% (2018)

3+-bedroom Vacancy Rate:

5.4% (2018)

Average cost of rent (bachelor):

$1182/mo. (2018)

Average cost of rent (1 bdrm):

$1451/mo. (2018)

Average cost of rent (2 bdrm):

$1697/mo. (2018)

Average cost of rent (3+ bdrm):

$1993/mo. (2018)

Number of households in core housing need:

1,243 (2014)
Total percentage of households in core housing need:

17.9% (2014)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Number of cases of income assistance:

 803 (June 2017)
Average monthly number of income assistance cases:

679 (2016)

Total amount disbursed as income assistance: 

$8,619,000 (2016)

 Population receiving income assistance (Provincial): 

2659 benificiaries (2016-2017)

INDIGENOUS DATA

Percentage of individuals surveyed in homeless count identifying as Indigenous, First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit: 

90% (2018)