YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish works to increase housing equity for women facing the greatest racial disparities in our community by connecting low-income women and families to emergency, transitional, and affordable housing.
- YWCA owns over 1,000 units of housing, connecting our program participants and permanent housing residents with community resources to help ensure their long-term success.
- YWCA’s Housing programs served more than 7,000 people across King and Snohomish Counties in 2021.
- YWCA also advocates at the city, county, and state level for policies that promote housing affordability and protect the rights of tenants to a safe and healthy home.
Housing services provided by YWCA include:
- Emergency Shelter: short-term housing for women and families, including emergency shelter for domestic violence survivors
- Transitional Housing: supportive services and housing to help women and families reunify, rebuild, and transition to permanent housing
- Permanent Housing: affordable apartments provide a safe and stable home for low-income women, children, and families
- Homeless Services: programs for homeless women and families to meet their basic needs, secure permanent housing, prevent eviction, and more
Our programs work toward overcoming racial and gender disparities and institutional barriers that drive inequities in homelessness and access to permanent, affordable housing. We combine permanent housing sites with comprehensive services so that residents can maintain their housing.