Data is lacking: the homeless are often referred to as “hidden” and there is a limited understanding of the population and demographics inhabiting this end of the continuum.
Vacancy rates fluctuate and rents are high in the market rental housing sector. Low income individuals and families are challenged to find adequate, affordable rental units. The demand for social and rent-geared-to-income housing exceeds supply and waiting lists and timelines can be long.
There is a mismatch between population demographics and available housing stock, with single-family dwellings being the predominant housing type despite substantial growth in single and two-person households.