Halifax

Halifax, NS
Halifax, Nova Scotia on a map

Population: 353,600 (July 2016)
Unemployment Rate: 5.4% (July 2016
Minimum Wage: $10.70/hr (as of Apr 1, 2016) (2016
Total Number of Shelters: 5 (2015)
Total Number of Beds: 176 (2015)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Number of people estimated to be:

  • Total homeless individuals enumerated on May 11: 284 (2015)
  • Individuals staying in shelters (#): 1,716 (2014)
  • Households living in core housing need (#): 17,465 (2012)
  • Living in shelters: 183 (2015)
  • Living on the streets: 48 (2015)
  • Living in non-profit service locations: 32 (2015)
  • Living in the public health system: 21 (2015)

HOUSING
Public housing units (#): 4,184 (2012)
Rental Vacancy Rate: 3.4% (October 2015)

Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1035/mo. (April 2015)


SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Income Assistance (single person/mo.): $538 (2012)
Individuals receiving social assistance (#): 10,400 (2012)