York Region

HOMELESSNESS

Number of people experiencing homelessness: 329 (2021)
Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness: 51% (2021)
Individuals experiencing episodic homelessness: 9% (2021)
Individuals experiencing sheltered homelessness: 238 (2021)
Individuals staying in emergency shelters:  198 (2021)
Individuals staying in a facility setting (violence against women shelters):  40 (2021)
Individuals staying in transitional housing: 53 (2021)
Individuals in provisional accommodations:  74 (2021)
Individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness:  17 (2021)
Number of hidden homeless: 80% (2021)
Individuals identifying as youth: Ages 16-24: 14% (2021)
Individuals identifying as Indigenous:  12% (2021)
Individuals identifying as LGBTQ2S+: 10% (2021)
Individuals identifying as female: 46% (2021)
Individuals identifying as male:  53% (2021)

 

HOUSING

Apartment vacancy rate:  5.8% (2021)
1-bedroom vacancy rate: 6% (2021)
2-bedroom vacancy rate:  4.6% (2021)

Average cost of rent (bachelor): 

$1,090 (2021)
Average cost of rent (1 bdrm):  $1,330/month (2021)
Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): 

$1,603/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)