Brantford

Brantford, ON
Brantford, Ontario on a map

Population: 134,203 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 5.3% (2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.60/hr (October 1, 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 3 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 94 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

Number of people estimated to be:

  • homeless: 475 (April 2016)
  • enumerated homeless: 102 (April 2016)

 Number and percentage of those surveyed in homeless count staying in:

  • emergency shelters/domestic violence shelters: 46 (48.4%) (April 2016)
  • transitional housing: 26 (27.4%) (April 2016)
  • someone else's place: 5 (5.3%) (April 2016)
  • makeshift shelter/tent/shack: 5 (5.3%) (April 2016)
  • vehicle: 1 (1.0%) (April 2016)

HOUSING

  • Households on rent-geared-to-income waiting list (#): 1,191 (2015)
  • Number of affordable housing units (county-wide): 438 (2017)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 6,515 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 13.4% (2011)
  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 1.6% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 2.2% (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $676/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $833/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $908/mo. (2016)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance for renters/home owners (single person/mo.): ​$706 (2016)
  • Ontario Works caseloads in county (# of social assistance cases): 2,380 (June 2014)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 29.2% (2011)
  • Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count identifying as Aboriginal: 36% (April 2016)
  • Number of those surveyed in homeless count identifying as Aboriginal: 36% (April 2016)