York Region

York Region, ON
York Region, Ontario on a map

Population: 1,109,909 (Census 2016)
Unemployment Rate: 6.9% (Feb 2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.40/hr (as of October 1, 2016)
Total Number of Shelters: 6 (2017)
Total Number of Beds: 158 (2017)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
No. of individuals estimated to be:

  • staying in emergency shelters, transitional facilities, or seasonal shelters: 1,103 (2015)
  • found during point-in-time count, January 20-21 2016: 263 
  • assisted by the Housing Stability Program: 1, 745 (2016)
  • assisted by the Homelessness Prevention Program: 407 (2016)


SHELTERING FACILITIES

Emergency Housing beds (non VAW): 158 (2017)
Transitional units (non- VAW): 30 (2017)
Violence Against Women (VAW) emergency beds: 87 (2017)
Violence Against Women (VAW) transitional units: 12 units (2017)
Seasonal Shelter beds: 60 (2017)

HOUSING
Social housing units (#): 6,842 (2017) 
House holds on housing waitlist: 12, 130 (2015)
House holds living in core housing need: 33,860 (2012)
Vacancy Rate: 1.5% (2016)
Average Cost of Rent (1 bdrm): $1,109 (2016)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Number of Individuals receiving social assistance (Ontario Works): 9,897 (2016) 
Social assistance (Ontario Works) amount for a single person: $706/month (2016)