Core Housing Need
Housing Standards

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  1. % of Households in Core Housing Need
  2. Households in Core Housing Need
  3. Households Tested For Core Housing Need

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St. Catharines - Niagara — Housing Standards (Households Tested for Core Housing Need)

  Below Affordability Standard Below Adequacy Standard Below Suitability Standard Below One or More Housing Standards Above Standards Total
St. Catharines - Niagara 38,235 10,325 4,990 48,505 114,475 162,985
St. Catharines (Core) 5,725 1,445 840 7,185 11,900 19,080
St. Catharines (Remainder) 8,595 1,860 1,100 10,575 25,400 35,975
Niagara Falls (Core) 3,475 1,125 510 4,455 5,935 10,390
Niagara Falls (Remainder) 4,990 1,250 745 6,410 18,020 24,430
Welland 5,215 1,580 530 6,615 15,245 21,870
Remainder of CMA 7,350 1,995 950 9,415 29,090 38,505
Fort Erie 2,890 1,070 310 3,855 8,880 12,740
Notes:
  • Data include all non-farm, non-band, non-reserve private households reporting positive incomes and shelter cost-to-income ratios less than 100 per cent.
  • A household is in core housing need if its housing does not meet one or more standards for housing adequacy (repair), suitability (crowding), or affordability and if it would have to spend 30 per cent or more of its before-tax income to pay the median rent (including utilities) of appropriately sized alternative local market housing. Adequate housing does not require any major repairs, according to residents. Suitable housing has enough bedrooms for the size and make-up of resident households. Affordable housing costs less than 30 per cent of before-tax household income.
  • Affordable housing costs less than 30 per cent of before-tax household income. Includes households below more than one standard (in addition to the affordability standard). Accordingly, the sum of the number of households below each standard will be larger than the total number of households below standards.
  • Adequate housing does not require any major repairs, according to residents. Includes households below more than one standard (in addition to the adequacy standard). Accordingly, the sum of the number of households below each standard will be larger than the total number of households below standards.
  • Suitable housing has enough bedrooms for the size and make-up of resident households. Includes households below more than one standard (in addition to the suitability standard). Accordingly, the sum of the number of households below each standard will be larger than the total number of households below standards.