YWCA Madison

Housing First

The Housing First model is a key strategy to reduce homelessness. Following this model, the YWCA helps homeless families secure permanent housing as quickly as possible. Families also have access to intensive stabilizing support services to prevent a recurrence of homelessness and to help them achieve financial stability and other personal goals. The YWCA has several housing programs that are based on the Housing First model: Affordable Housing for single women, Family Housing StabilityThird Street, The Second Chance Apartment Project, House-ability, and Rapid Rehousing.