Saint Catharines Niagara

Saint Catharines Niagara, ON
Saint Catharines Niagara, Ontario on a map

Population: 406,074 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 5.9% (2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.60/hr (October 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 7 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 246 (2015)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

  • No. of emergency shelter users: 4,650 (2014)
  • No. of households that used emergency hostel services: 1,682 (2016)
  • No. of households that accessed supportive transitional housing: 424 (2016)
  • No. of individuals estimated to be living on the streets: 60 (2013)
  • No. of individuals estimated to be living in emergency shelters: 125 (2013)

HOUSING

  • No. of households on affordable housing waitlist: 4,400 (2016)
  • No. of affordable housing units: >8,200 (2013)
  • No. of households on affordable housing waitlist who are homeless: 589 (2013)
  • No. of non-profit/coop units: 3,910 (2016)
  • No. of rent supplement and housing units: 1,000+ (2016)
  • No. of transitional housing units: 112 (2013)
  • No. of rent-geared-to-income units: 2,660 (2016)
  • 1-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 2.2% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom Vacancy Rate: 2.1% (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (bachelor): $634/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $802/mo. (2016)
  • Average Cost of Rent (2 bdrm): $958/mo. (2016)
  • Percentage of households in core housing need: 25% (approximately) (2013)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 17.4 % (2011)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance for renters/home owners (single person/mo.): ​$706 (2016)
  • No. of Ontario Works caseloads in region (households receiving social assistance): 10,627 (June 2017)