Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat, AB
Medicine hat, Alberta on a map
  • Population: 76,522 (2016)
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.5% (August 2017)
  • Minimum Wage: $13.60/hr (as of October 1, 2017)
  • Total number of shelters: 2 (2016)
  • Total number of beds: 36 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
No. of households in core housing need: 1,405 (2009)

Number of people estimated to be homeless: 61 

  • Unsheltered: 2 (2016)
  • Emergency sheltered: 25 (2016)
  • Justice system: 14(2016)
  • Transitional housing and other: 20 (2016)

HOUSING

  • No. of public & subsidized housing units: 537 (2013)
  • No. of households on housing wait list: 355 (2013)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 1,830 (201
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 7.5% (2011)
  • 1 bedroom Apartment Vacancy Rate: 3.7% (2016)
  • 2 bedroom Apartment Vacancy Rate: 5.7%(2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $626/month (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $733/month(2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $825/month(2016)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance (single individual): $424/month (August 2016)
  • No. of households receiving rental subsidies: 900 (2013)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 17.6% (2011)
  • Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count self-identifying as indigenous: 24% (2016)