Waterloo Region

Waterloo Region, ON
Waterloo Region, Ontario on a map

Population: 426,000 (July 2016)
Unemployment Rate: 5.9% (as of July 2016)
Minimum Wage: $11.40/hr (as of October 1, 2016)
Total Number of Shelters: 7 (2017)
Total Number of Beds: 245 (2017)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
Annual number of individuals estimated to have stayed in emergency shelters: 2,726 (2017)
Point-in-Time number of individuals identified as experiencing homelessness: 316 (2014)


HOUSING
Number of community housing units: 10,410 (2017)
Number of households on housing waitlist: 3,432 (2017)
Rental Vacancy Rate: 2.2% (2017
Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $872/mo. (2017)
Households in core housing need: 10.3% (2011

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Number of heads of households receiving Ontario Works assistance at December 2016: 8,782 (2016
Ontario Works Assistance (single person/month): $706 (2016)

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