Hamilton

Hamilton, ON
Hamilton, Ontario on a map

Population: 649,800 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 6.3% (2016)
Minimum Wage: $11.40/hr (as of October 1, 2016)
Total Number of Shelters: 6 (2015)
Total Number of Beds: 358 (2015)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
No. of individuals estimated to use emergency shelters (annually): 5653 (2013)
No. of households living in core housing need: 30,640 (2011)
Households accessing foodbanks: 10,443 (2011)
No. of emergency shelter beds: 264 (2002)
No. of supportive housing beds: 24 (2007)

HOUSING
Number of social housing units: 14,600 (2016)
Households on housing waiting list (#): 5,763 (2016)
Estimated time on affordable housing waitlist before being housed: 19 months (2011)
Rental Vacancy Rate: 1.8% (2015)
Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $788/mo. (2014)

Aboriginal Point-in-Time Count: 131 peple without permanent housing (February 2015)
20,000 Homes Cmpaign- People without permanent housing: 454 (April 2015)
Number of homeless individuals identifying as Aboriginal or having Aboriginal Ancestry: 142 (2016)