Housing

 

OUR GOAL

 

Our goal since 1917 has been to maintain an environment in which residents will truly feel ‘at home.’  We offer modern, accessible, affordable accommodations for single women and women with children.

 

SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY (SRO) RESIDENCE

 

The YWCA provides 76 single room occupancy rooms to a diverse population of women from all different backgrounds. The YWCA remains one of the safest and most affordable places for women and families in the Albany-Troy-Schenectady area. In 2009, the fair market rent for a one bedroom apartment in the Albany-Troy-Schenectady area was $711 per month not including heat and hot water (HUD). The YWCA offers rooms for $260 per month including heat and hot water, use of a gym, human potential advocates, a resource center and a technology lab. The YWCA is a vital resource to many women in the community.

 

Located on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors of the building, each floor has a lounge area that includes cable television and comfortable sitting areas. Community areas on each floor are shared, such as the kitchen and bathroom. Additionally, each room is furnished with a bed, dresser, sink, and closet space. Room sizes (small, medium, and large) may vary depending on the availability.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the YWCA at (518) 274-7100.

 

WOMEN IN TRANSITION (WIT)

 

Women in transition (WIT), Program provides 14 units of transitional housing for single women and women with children for up to one year, 9 of which are designed to accommodate families . Individuals living in WIT are required to set goals, complete household chores, and attend a weekly educational meeting with a community service provider. Individuals also have a curfew and are required to sign in every night. Peer counselors are available to assist and advocate for WIT residents as needed or requested. Peer counselors also meet individually with each WIT resident on a weekly basis to monitor individual growth, progress and compliance with WIT policies.

 

Please Contact the YWCA for additional details about the Women in Transition Program or to set up a housing intake.

 

 

THE APARTMENT PROGRAM

 

The Apartment Program helps women with children find safe, affordable housing in the community with stipend rental assistance, a case manager, and support services.  With the capacity for seven families, the Apartment Program offers women a model of self-sufficiency and a way to become invested in their community.

 

 

THE FAMILY APARTMENTS

 

The Family Apartments are an on-site supported housing program for single mothers who are homeless and have a disability.  The YWCA provides safe affordable housing and on-site case management for program participants.  The women in this program have various barriers to housing including incarceration, mental illness and substance abuse.  Their participation in our program allows them to live independently while having on-site access to our staff.