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 (2015)
Total Number of Beds: 179 (2015)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
No. of individuals estimated to have stayed in emergency shelters: 2,878 (2016)
Total number of shelters: 7 (2017)
Total number of shelter beds: 245 (2017)


HOUSING
No. of households on housing waitlist: 3,004 (2016)
No. of community housing units: 10,403 (2016)
Rental Apartment Vacancy Rate: 2.2% (2016)
Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $872/mo. (2016)


SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Shelter allowance (single person): $376/mo. (Ontario Works), $479/mo. (ODSP) (2016)

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