Successful Housing from Social Housing Waitlist

Merging Citizen Dashboard with Open Hamilton

The Citizen Dashboard is in the process of being converted into an Open Data format, linking the Citizen Dashboard with Open Hamilton.  During this conversion, the data on the Citizen Dashboard will not be updated quarterly, resulting in some data being out of date.  The conversion is underway and is expected to be fully completed by June 2019. 

Importance


Demand for affordable housing in Hamilton is increasing as income is not keeping pace with the rising costs of housing. Tracking the number of households who are housed from the waitlist demonstrates the success of households accessing housing through the social housing waitlist.

Story behind the numbers


In 2017, there were 672 households who secured social housing through the social housing waitlist. The waitlist increased from 2016 to 2017 by approximately 5%. Affordability issues are preventing people's ability to leave social housing.

Performance improvements


There is a significant shortfall in social housing options as the Access to Housing Waitlist is around 6,000 households.

Source: Access to Housing waitlist data

Households housed from the Access to Housing, Social Housing waitlist

Year Housed off the social housing waitlist On the social housing waitlist
December 31st
2015 818 5685
2016 662 5964
2017 672 6293
2018 Q3 414 6841 (September 30, 2018)

DATA NOTE: The Citizen Dashboard is in the process of being converted into an Open Data format, linking the Citizen Dashboard with Open Hamilton.  During this conversion, the data on the Citizen Dashboard will not be updated quarterly, resulting in some data being out of date.  The conversion is underway and is expected to be fully completed by June 2019.