Calgary

Calgary, AB
Calgary, Alberta on a map

Population: 1,235, 171 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 8.3% (as of June 2016)
Minimum Wage: $12.20/hr (as of October 1, 2016)
Total Number of Shelters: 12 (2015)
Total Number of Beds: 1949 (2015)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Total number of people living in households in 'extreme core housing need' (50%+ of income on shelter, incomes under $20,000): 15,610 (2011)
Total number of people estimated to be living in 'core housing need': 44,456 (2014)

Of these individuals, the estimated number:

  • living on the streets: 182 (2014)
  • living in facilities (incl. emergency beds): 1,766 (2014)
  • living in short term supportive housing: 1,292 (2014)
    • health: 71 (2014)
    • AB Works/AISH Hotels: 72 (2014)
  • staying in jails and hospitals: 315 (2014)
    • corrections: 172 (2014)

HOUSING
Number of public & subsidized housing units: 15,151 (2013)
No. of clients on housing wait list: 3,2329 (April 2014)
Apartment Vacancy Rate: 5.3% (Oct 2015)
Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1,219 mo. (2014)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Income assistance (single individual): $583 (2012)
Number of individuals who received assistance from Calgary Food Bank: 141, 271 (2015)
Number of Aboriginal renter households in core housing need: 1,855 (2015)
Incidence of core housing need: 27.7% (2015)
Number of self-idenitified Aboriginals in the 2014 Homeless Count: 437 (2014)
Percentage of self-identified Aboriginals in the 2014 Homeless Count: 32% (2014)