Homelessness community plan for Hastings county.
Key Analysis FindingsDemand for rental outstrips the increase in supply resulting in lower Ontario vacancy rates Toronto, London and Ottawa contribute most to the decline in the provincial vacancy rate Turnover highest among CMAs with younger populations, lowest among more expensive markets Factors exerting downward pressure on vacancy rates include: an improving economy, rising cost gap between owning and renting and rising...
The County of Simcoe has been designated as the Consolidated Municipal Service Manager responsible for the administration of the centralized waitlist for rent-geared-to-income assistance in the County. The day-to-day administration of this waitlist has been delegated to Simcoe County Housing Corporation (SCHC).
Applications for rent-geared-to-income assistance are processed through the social housing office which...
A drama is unfolding: A Tale of Two Simcoes.
On the one hand, indicators suggest tremendous growth and attraction to the County. Housing starts have been booming. Median income has been healthy. Economic development plans are being activated. Histori- cally, unemployment rates are below the provincial average with a rate in 2006 of 5.2% compared to 6.1% for the province.1
On the other hand,...
The Social Assistance Summaries series was developed to maintain the record of social assistance case- load information (i.e., number of cases and recipients) from Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.
Caledon used data from two federal government reports -...
Nunavut was formally created as a Territory in April 1999. It grew from a dream about the future – of opportunity and prosperity for the people of the North.
In the words of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, which voiced the commitment to create Nunavut, the aim of the new territory is “to encourage self-reliance and the cultural and social well- being of Inuit.”
Nunavummiut are a resourceful people...
Housing report for the Canadian Territories.
The Affordable Housing Working Group (AHWG) is one of two working groups that form part of the Housing and Homelessness Partnership (Partnership). This consultation represents an important foundational piece for the Partnership as we work together to put an end to homelessness and housing poverty in the Halifax region.
As part of its June 2014 work plan, the Affordable Housing Working Group (AHWG) proposed a series of interviews...
32.4% of Cape Breton children living in poverty – the highest in Atlantic Canada (2015 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Nova Scotia). 14% Unemployment Rate – (Statistics Canada, Dec, 2015).
Highlights of Nova Scotia's Rental Market Report.
The apartment vacancy rate in the purpose-built rental market in Yellowknife increased to 4.2 per cent in October 2016, from 1.9 per cent in October 2014. Same-sample rents declined 1.1 per cent between 2015 and 2016. In October 2016, the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Yellowknife was $1,636 per month. The universe for private apartment units in Yellowknife increased to 1,642 in October 2016 from 1,627 units in...
Both the vacancy rate and average rent was mixed in 2016.
Pent-up demand for new high quality rental units has likely been met.
Economic weakness pressured provincial rental markets differently.
Key Findings: Point-in-Time Count50 identified as absolutely homeless on night of February 21st (emergency sheltered or unsheltered) 34 individuals chose to complete survey Not all who qualified participated in the survey (Ex: only 73% of men staying in the Men’s Shelter responded) Aboriginal peoples were greatly over-represented in the surveyed population 2% of Fredericton’s population vs. 17.6% of the surveyed population...
This is the 8th Report on Homelessness in Fredericton. This Report is released by the Community Action Group on Homelessness (CAGH), a joint community initiative of homeless- serving non-profits, government representatives, and community leaders working collaboratively to end homelessness in Fredericton.
In the summer of 2015, the CAGH released The Road Home: A Plan to End Homelessness in Fredericton which lays out a road map to...
Key analysis findings
A temporary spike in international migration boosted rental demand this year
Growth in rental supply has slowed across the province
New Brunswick’s vacancy rate is down 1.2 percentage points
In 1989, the Federal House of Commons unanimously agreed to seek an end to child poverty in Canada by the year 2000. This goal has not been achieved. In 2010, 14.5% of Canadian children lived in poverty.
The Campaign 2000 initiative has been encouraging provinces to take action to eliminate child poverty. It has also worked to remind the public and the federal government of the promise that was made to our children twenty-three...
The Saint John portion of the report card was prepared by Kathryn Asher, Researcher with the Human Development Council, on behalf of the Greater Saint John Homelessness Steering Committee. The Human Development Council is a social planning council that co-ordinates and promotes social development in Greater Saint John. The Greater...
The apartment vacancy rate in the Winnipeg CMA was 2.8 per cent in October 2016.
The average two-bedroom rent was $1,068 in October 2016 compared to $1,045 in October 2015.
Same sample rents increased by 2.1 per cent in October 2016 from a year earlier.
Rental market report for Manitoba.
Key analysis findings
Strong demand for rental units led to a slight decrease in the vacancy rate for traditional (purpose-built) units.
The average change in same sample rents increased as a result of strong demand without a proportional increase in supply.
The secondary rental market vacancy rate increased, with greater supply, in contrast with the purpose-built rental market.
Key Analysis Findings
Strong employment growth, population growth and rising entry-level home prices support strong demand for rental properties.
Strong demand for rental accommodation outpaced new additions to the supply, pushing vacancy rates lower for both primary rental apartments and rental condominium apartments.
These supply – demand dynamics have put upward pressure on rents in the region.
Homelessness partnering strategy community plan for Prince George.
The Kamloops 2016 Point-in-Time Count was partly funded by the Government of Canada's Homelessness Partnering Strategy - a Federal program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by directly funding projects and initiatives in Kamloops and in 60 other communities.
Point-in-Time Counts are essential tools in the fight to end homelessness. Point-in-Time Counts across North America contribute data that helps us understand...
Rental market report for British Columbia.
Homelessness partnering strategy community plan for Kamloops, British Columbia.
With more than 235,000 Canadians experiencing it each year, homelessness is a complex and important social issue1 and ending it has become a nationwide priority. Indeed, many Canadian cities are making determined efforts to bring the challenge of homelessness in their communities to the forefront.
In March 2009, the Province released “A Plan for Alberta - Ending Homelessness in 10 Years,” which emphasizes a housing first model...
Vital Signs is a national program led by community foundations and coordinated by Community Foundations of Canada that leverages local knowledge to measure the vitality of our communities and support action towards improving our collective quality of life. Vital Signs reports use community knowledge to measure the vitality of our communities – gathering data and sparking conversation about significant social and economic trends to tell the...
I was 16 years old when I first felt the cool midnight breeze blow across my skin as I gazed up at the stars hoping they could answer all of my questions, most importantly the question of how I got to be here: homeless. I remember my first night on the streets; it was a Sunday and I had to go to school the next morning. I was in grade 11. I had just come out to my parents after years of contemplation about releasing my secret, a secret that...
On October 19, 2016, The City of Red Deer worked with community partners to conduct the third Point-in- Time Homeless Count. The City of Red Deer coordinates the Homeless Count as part of its work supporting EveryOne’s Home: Red Deer’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. Approximately 300 volunteers and 15 organizations participated in the local count. It was also the second provincially-coordinated Point-in-Time Count with Alberta’s 7...