It may seem like a little.

But in a city wrestling with poverty, homelessness and precarious work, a $1 an hour difference in the provincial minimum wage could have a huge impact, London’s social advocates said Wednesday in the wake of a government decision to freeze the hourly rate.

“Any little bit really helps,” Peter Rozeluk, executive director of Mission Services of London, said.

“Even $50 to $100 a month can allow a person to rent a place they might not have been able to before.”