Nipissing/North Bay

Nipissing/North Bay, ON
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Population: 70,378 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 11.7% (2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.60/hr (October 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 2 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 29 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

  • No. of unique individuals who were found to be homeless: 513 (2013)
  • No. of individuals absolutely homeless (sheltered and unsheltered): 30 (2016)
  • No. of at-risk or hidden homeless (hospital/jail/someone else's place): 119 (2016)
  • No. of individuals in transitional housing: 25 (2016)

HOUSING

  • No. of non-profit housing units: 2,367 (2015)
  • No. of households on housing waitlist: 877 (2015)
  • No. of people who moved into social housing from 2011-2013: 575 (2014)
  • 1-bedroom vacancy rate: 4.9% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom vacancy rate: 3.4% (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (bachelor): $568/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $748/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $912/mo. (2016)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 3,315 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 12.7% (2011)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • No. of Ontario Works caseloads (households receiving social assistance): 2402 (2017)
  • Singles constituting Ontario Works caseloads from 2011-2014: 62-66% (2014)
  • Average time to process an application for social assistance through Ontario Works: 2.92 days (2015)
  • Income assistance for renters/home owners (single person/mo.): ​$706 (2016)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 15.8% (2011)
  • Individuals surveyed in homeless count identifying as Aboriginal: 26 (26.3%) (2016)