York Region

York Region, ON
York Region, Ontario on a map

Population: 1,109,909 (Census 2016)
Unemployment Rate: 6.3% (September-October 2017)
Minimum Wage: $11.60/hr (October 2017)
Total Number of Shelters: 6 (2017)
Total Number of Beds: 158 (2017)

Population Facts

HOMELESSNESS
No. of individuals estimated to be:

  • found during point-in-time count, January 20-21: 263 (2016)
  • assisted by the Housing Stability Program: 1, 745 (2016)
  • assisted by the Homelessness Prevention Program: 407 (2016)

SHELTERING FACILITIES

  • Emergency Housing beds:115 (2014)
  • Beds for youth: 26 (2014)
  • Beds for families: 60 (2014)

HOUSING

  • Households living in core housing need: 33,860 (2012)
  • 1-bedroom vacancy rate: 1.1% (2016)
  • 2-bedroom vacancy rate: 1.7% (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (bachelor): $852/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (1 bdrm): $1,109/mo. (2016)
  • Average cost of rent (2 bdrm): $1,251/mo. (2016)
  • Total percentage of households in core housing need (Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and King City only): 11.6% (2011)

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Social assistance (Ontario Works) amount for a single person: $706/month (2017)

INDIGENOUS DATA

  • Percentage of Aboriginal households in core housing need (Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and King City only): 13.5% (2011)

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