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.
2013 Housing & Shelter Outcomes
1140 people (637 adults and 503 children) were served in YWCA housing programs in 2013.
91% (239 of 264) of households in YWCA housing programs maintained housing for one year or move to other permanent housing during 2013.
89% (117 of 132) of households receiving case management achieved at least one significant goal in addition to housing.
53% (20 of 38) households who fully utilized YWCA shelter case management services moved into long term housing.
92% (21 of 23) of former YWCA shelter households who secured housing maintained their housing with at least 6 months stability.