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.
There is a significant shortfall in social housing options as the Access to Housing Waitlist is around 6,000 households.
Households housed from the Access to Housing, Social Housing waitlist
|Year||Housed off the social housing waitlist||On the social housing waitlist
|2018 Q3||414||6841 (September 30, 2018)|
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