Housing & Shelter 2014

  1. Introduction to Housing and Shelter

    People having a safe, acceptable, affordable place to live is fundamental to the well-being of individuals, families and our community. Being part of a secure home contributes to people’s wellness and allows them to pursue what’s important to their future, whether they are growing, learning, belonging to a family, connecting...
  2. Housing Availability

    Niagara has more than 7,500 units of affordable housing through Niagara Regional Housing, non-profits and cooperatives, the Rent Supplement Program and the Housing Allowance Program. Source: Niagara Regional Housing Retrieved From: http://www.nrh.ca/scripts/find-a-unit.pl Housing Demand Trends In prior versions of this report, this measure was listed as an indicator called ‘Variety...
  3. Housing Affordability

    Spending 30% of Income on Shelter and Housing In prior versions of this report, this measure was listed as an indicator called ‘Spending over 30% of income on shelter and housing in Niagara’. This measure speaks to the affordability of housing related to household earnings. It is generally discouraged by...
  4. Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention

    Wait times and availability of affordable and subsidized housing in Niagara Wait times and availability of affordable and subsidized housing in Niagara speaks to the need for transitional housing and demands that must be met. That is, the longer the wait times for housing, the greater the need for transitional...