Halton

Halton, ON
Halton, Ontario on a map

Population: 543,557 (2015)
Unemployment Rate: 5.3% (2015)
Minimum Wage: $11.40/hr (as of October 1, 2016)
Total Number of Shelters: 2 (2015)
Total Number of Beds: 35 (2015)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
People estimated to be (#):

  • living on the streets: 1,226 (2001)
  • at risk of becoming homeless: 836 (2001)
  • living in core housing need: 11,130 (2001)

No. of youth estimated to be homeless: 155 (2007)
No. of youth estimated to be at risk of homelessness: 198 (2007)

HOUSING

No. of households "placed" with emergency shelter program: 779 (2013)
Households on housing waiting list (#): 4,179 (2014)
Estimated time on affordable housing wait list before being housed: 3 years(families) & 7 to 8 years (seniors) (2001)
Apartment Vacancy Rate: 1.3% (2015)
Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $1283/mo (2015)