Housing for Women

The YWCA Madison’s downtown location features affordable apartments for low-income women, providing a safe and supportive permanent home in the heart of Madison. Apartments are available to women who make less than $32,600 per year. Rent ranges from $378 to $735 per month depending on the size of the room.

The YWCA housing building is conveniently located on the Capitol Square, with easy access to all city bus lines. Both the Badger and Greyhound bus depots are a short distance away, as is the University of Wisconsin and the downtown Madison College campus. Twenty-four hour staff and a night security guard ensure the safety of residents.

The apartments range in size from single-room occupancy (SRO) to one-bedroom units. Renters in SRO units share a bathroom, similar to the arrangement in a university dorm. Each floor also features a community kitchen and lounge. The YWCA Madison building has 68 SRO and 12 one-bedroom units, all of which are furnished.

A food and personal care pantry is available to residents.

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Solicitud de Alojamiento 

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housing & shelter

2014 Housing & Shelter Outcomes


  • 867 people (404 adults and 463 children) were served in YWCA housing programs in 2014.
  • 86% (192 of 224) of households in YWCA housing programs maintained housing for one year or move to other permanent housing during 2014.
  • 94% (116 of 124) of households receiving case management achieved at least one significant goal in addition to housing.
  • 60% (26 of 43) households who fully utilized YWCA shelter case management services moved into long term housing.