Windsor

Windsor, ON
Windsor, Ontario on a map

Population: 329,144 (2016)
Unemployment Rate: 6.4% (August 2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.60/hr (October 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 5 (2016)
Total Number of Beds: 102 (2016)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS

  • Chronically homeless: 51% (2016)
  • Episodically homeless: 35% (2016)
  • Respondent doesn't know (likely homeless): 6 (2016)

Of those surveyed in homeless count (n=166), those staying at:

  • Someone else's place: 65 (2016)
  • Emergency/domestic violence shelter: 60 (2016)
  • Transitional housing: 16 (2016)
  • Motel/hotel: 6 (2016)
  • Public space: 6 (2016)

HOUSING

  • Supportive Housing: 390 beds (2014)
  • Public and subsidized housing units (#): 6,482 (2014)
  • No. of households on housing waitlist: 2,500 (2014)
  • 1-bedroom vacancy rate: 3.1% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom vacancy rate: 2.5% (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (bachelor): $544/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $706/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $852/mo. (2016)
  • No. of households in core housing need: 13,570 (2011)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need: 11.3% (2011)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need: 18.9 % (2011)
  • Those surveyed in homeless count (n=166) identifying as being of Aboriginal descent: 48 (29%) (2016

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Income assistance for renters/home owners (single person/mo.): ​$706 (2016)
  • Ontario Works caseload (no. of households on social assistance): 9,864 (March 2011)
  • Percent of population receiving Ontario Works assistance: 5.0% (2011)