Housing for Women

We are currently accepting applications for single women’s housing.

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 $35,280 per year. Rent ranges from $400 to $770 per month depending on the size of the room.

YWCA’s 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 5 efficiency units and 7 one-bedroom apartments, all of which are furnished.

A food & personal care pantry is available to residents.

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Accessing Housing for Women

First, check our website to see if we are accepting housing applications for single women.  When we are accepting applications, have the person interesting in housing fill out an application and then send it to the Residence Counselor, Rachel. Also, have the call the front desk ( ) to schedule a meeting with Rachel.

At the meeting, applicants learn more about our housing and begin the process of having their application reviewed. We screen 2 years of housing history, professional references, and criminal background. In addition, we must complete the Section 42 paperwork with applicants. This is to verify income and assets.

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Individuals cannot earn more than 60% of the County Median Family income (CMI) for single women – $35,820; Cannot be enrolled as a full-time student and must be at least 18 years old.