London

London, ON
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Population: 494,069 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 6.2%(2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.60/hr (October 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 5 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 372 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

  • No. of unique individuals accessing emergency shelter: 2,670 (2015)
  • No. of individuals accessing emergency shelter 10+ times: 411 (2015)
  • No. of individuals experiencing homelessness by PiT Count: 247 (2016)

Of whom:

  • staying in emergency/domestic violence shelter: 167 (68%) (2016)
  • staying in transitional housing: 29 (12%) (2016)
  • staying at someone else's place (friend or family): 24 (10%) (2016)
  • staying in a public space: 10 (4%) (2016)
  • staying in motel/hotel: 3 (1.5%) (2016)
  • staying in makeshift shelter/tent/shack: 2 (1%) (2016)
  • staying in vehicle: 1 (2016)
  • respondent doesn't know (likely homeless): 8 (3.5%) (2016)
  • experiencing chronic homelessness: 125 (52%) (2016)
  • experiencing episodic homelessness: 63 (26%) (2016)

HOUSING

  • No. of social housing units: 8,085 (2011)
  • No. of rent-geared-to-income units: 5,939 (2011)
  • No. of rent-geared-to-income units owned by London & Middlesex Housing Corporation: 3,282 (2017)
  • No. of people housed in London & Middlesex Housing Corporation rent-geared-to-income units: 5,000+ (2017)
  • No. of London & Middlesex Housing Corporation's special priority list individuals housed (Jan 2015-Jan 2017): 358 (2017)
  • No. of people from London & Middlesex Housing Corporation's local urgent category housed (Jan 2015- Jan 2017): 296 (2016)
  • Of whom, percentage previously homeless: 83% (2017)
  • No. of households on rent-geared-to-income waiting list: 2,383 (2015)
  • 1-bedroom vacancy rate: 1.6% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom vacancy rate: 2.4% (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (bachelor): $621/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $802/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,002/mo. (2016)
  • No. of households living in core housing need: 23,710 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 13.7% (2011)
  • No. of transitional housing units: 386 (2010)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance for renters/home owners (single person/mo.): ​$706 (2016)
  • Average monthly Ontario Works caseload (households receiving social assistance): 10,976 (2013)
  • Average monthly Ontario Works singles caseload (single people receiving social assistance): 6,805 (2013)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 26.5% (2011)
  • Percentage of those surveyed in homeless count identifying as Indigenous or as having Indigenous ancestry: 24% (2016)