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1 Social Stats The Demand for Affordable Housing in Toronto

2

3 000,000

4 002,500

5 005,000

6 007,500

7 010,000

8 012,500

9 015,000

10 017,500

11 020,000

12 022,500

13 025,000

14 027,500

15 030,000

16 032,500

17 035,000

18 037,500

19 040,000

20 042,500

21 045,000

22 047,500

23 050,000

24 052,500

25 055,000

26 057,500

27 060,000

28 062,500

29 065,000

30 067,500

31 070,000

32 072,500

33 075,000

34 077,500

35 080,000

36 082,500

37 085,000

38 087,500

39 090,000

40 092,500

41 095,000

42 097,500

43 100,000

44 102,500

45 105,000

46 107,500

47 110,000

48 112,500

49 115,000

50 117,500

51 120,000

52 122,500

53 125,000

54 127,500

55 130,000

56 132,500

57 132,810 Is the total number of people waiting for subsidized housing in Toronto 1

58 000,000

59 001,250

60 002,500

61 003,750

62 005,000

63 006,250

64 007,500

65 008,750

66 010,000

67 011,250

68 012,500

69 013,750

70 015,000

71 016,250

72 017,500

73 018,750

74 020,000

75 021,250

76 022,500

77 023,750

78 025,000

79 026,250

80 027,211 Is the number of children waiting for subsidized housing in Toronto 2

81 1-5 Is the average number of years’ wait for a subsidized bachelor apartment 3

82 5-10 Is the average number of years that a family would have to wait for a subsidized two-bedroom home 4

83 7-10 Is the average number of years’ wait for a subsidized one-bedroom home 5

84 10-12 Is the average number of years that a family would have to wait for a subsidized three-bedroom home 6

85 Toronto ranked 190 th internationally out of 265 cities studied in terms of housing affordability 7

86 5000 affordable rental units have been built since

87 There are seven low-income families for-every-one moderate- rent unit available in Toronto 9

88 In September 2009, an average of 118 people applied for subsidized housing each day 10

89 Why is there such a high demand for affordable housing in Toronto?

90 In Canada, poverty decreased by 5.1 per cent in the first half of the decade 11

91 In Toronto, poverty increased by 10 per cent In Canada, poverty decreased by 5.1 per cent in the first half of the decade 11 12

92 The number of low-income seniors in Toronto is almost double the Ontario average 13

93 The poverty line for a family of four in Toronto is $38,610 14

94 One-in-three children in Toronto live below the poverty line The poverty line for a family of four in Toronto is $38,

95 Median incomes have decreased by 11.7 per cent over a 15-year period 16

96 Average rents in Toronto have more than doubled over that same period Median incomes have decreased by 11.7 per cent over a 15-year period 16 17

97 A family of four would need a ‘living wage’ of $64,783 to meet a minimum standard of living in Toronto that most of society would deem acceptable 18

98 A family would need to make $33.20 per hour, full-time, year- round to earn this ‘living wage’ 19

99 One-in-every-six Ontario jobs pays less than $10 per hour 20

100 After the minimum wage reaches $10.25 in 2010, a person working full time will earn about $20,000 per year 21

101 The average price of a bachelor apartment in Toronto is $9,264 per year—about half of a minimum wage salary 22

102 41 per cent of single person households in Toronto live on an annual income of less than $20,800 23

103 The unemployment rate in Toronto is 11.8 per cent 24

104 There are 35.7 per cent more unemployed—about 47,000 people—than there were one year ago 25

105 Of those who are employed, over 16 per cent work part-time 26

106 Between 1999 and 2006, applications for eviction due to unpaid rent rose 26 per cent 27

107 $000

108 $001

109 $002

110 $003

111 $004

112 $005

113 $006

114 $007

115 $008

116 $009

117 $010

118 $011

119 $012

120 $013

121 $014

122 $015

123 $016

124 $017

125 $018

126 $019

127 $020

128 $021

129 $022

130 $023 Is the cost per day to provide a homeless person with affordable housing 28

131 $024

132 $025

133 $026

134 $027

135 $028

136 $029

137 $030

138 $031

139 $032

140 $033

141 $034

142 $035

143 $036

144 $037

145 $038

146 $039

147 $040

148 $042

149 $044

150 $046

151 $048

152 $050

153 $052

154 $054

155 $056

156 $058

157 $060

158 $062

159 $064

160 $066

161 $068

162 $069 Is the cost per day of a stay in a shelter 29

163 $070

164 $071

165 $072

166 $073

167 $074

168 $075

169 $080

170 $085

171 $090

172 $095

173 $100

174 $105

175 $110

176 $115

177 $120

178 $125

179 $130

180 $135

181 $140

182 $142 Is the cost per day of a jail cell for a homeless person 30

183 $143

184 $144

185 $145

186 $146

187 $147

188 $148

189 $149

190 $150

191 $160

192 $170

193 $180

194 $190

195 $200

196 $220

197 $240

198 $260

199 $280

200 $300

201 $320

202 $340

203 $360

204 $380

205 $400

206 $420

207 $440

208 $460

209 $480

210 $500

211 $520

212 $540

213 $560

214 $580

215 $600

216 $620

217 $640

218 $660

219 $665 Is the cost per day of a hospital bed for a homeless person 31

220 Almost half of all tenants in Toronto are spending more than 30 per cent of their income on rent 32

221 Half of those—about 100,000—are spending more than 50 per cent. 33

222 That is why 132,810 people in Toronto—over five per cent of the population—are in line for subsidized housing.

223 References 1. Housing Connections, “Monthly Statistical Report” (September 2009), Housing Connections, “3 rd Quarter Statistical Report” (September 2009). 3. Housing Connections, “Applying for rent-geared-to-income housing” (December 2008). 4. Ibid. 5. Ibid. 6. Ibid. 7. Wendell Cox and Hugh Pavletich, “5 th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey,” Demographia (2009), Housing Opportunities Toronto, “An Affordable Housing Action Plan: ,” City of Toronto (2009), Toronto Community Foundation, “Toronto’s Vital Signs 2009: Full Report” (2009), Housing Connections, “Internal Statistics” (September 2009). 11. Toronto Community Foundation, “Toronto’s Vital Signs 2008: Full Report” (2008), Ibid. 13. Toronto Community Foundation, “Toronto’s Vital Signs 2009: Full Report” (2009), Toronto Community Foundation, “Toronto’s Vital Signs 2008: Full Report” (2008), 9. The poverty line is considered to be Statistics Canada’s Low Income Cut Off. 15. Toronto Community Foundation, “Toronto’s Vital Signs 2009: Full Report” (2009), Toronto Community Foundation, “Toronto’s Vital Signs 2008: Full Report” (2008), Ibid. 18. Hugh Mackenzie and Jim Stanford, “A Living Wage for Toronto,” Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (November 2008), Ibid. 20. Ibid., Ibid., Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, “Rental Market Statistics” (Spring 2009), Toronto Community Foundation, “Toronto’s Vital Signs 2008: Full Report” (2008), Toronto Economic Development, “Economic Indicators” (August 2009), Ibid.

224 References 26. Ibid., Susan MacDonnell, “Losing Ground: The Persistent Growth of Family Poverty in Canada’s Largest City,” The United Way of Greater Toronto (November 2007), Toronto Community Foundation, “Toronto’s Vital Signs 2009: Full Report” (2009), Ibid. 30. Ibid. 31. Ibid. 32. Housing Opportunities Toronto, “An Affordable Housing Action Plan: ,” City of Toronto (2009), Ibid.


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