Housing with Supportive Services

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Affordable Housing

YWCA offers a variety of housing options for no-, low-, and moderate-income women and families at locations in Trumbull and Mahoning County. To get more information about enrolling in a housing program, please call 211.

For general information about YWCA Housing, please contact Lillian Howell at (330) 746-6361 ext. 153 or lhowell@mvywca.org.

Housing Options

Barbara Wick Transitional House

Mahoning County

Transitional Housing in Youngstown is designed to meet the needs of low– or no-income homeless women with or without children. This program provides communal single room occupancy and apartment-style housing with supportive services for up to 8 months.

Scattered Site Housing

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YWCA assists in providing scattered site housing at sites throughout Mahoning County. These permanent rental houses provide supportive services to low-income and homeless families with minor children and a disabled parent who lives in the home.


Permanent Supportive Housing at YWCA — Youngstown

mahoning county

Located in downtown Youngstown,  the Rayen Apartments are on-site in the historic YWCA building. This permanent supportive housing provides subsidized housing for disabled and low– to moderate-income individuals. The apartments are handicapped-accessible,  are located on the bus line, and offer a variety of amenities including utilities, appliances, a computer lab, and a fitness room.


Permanent Supportive Housing at YWCA — Warren

Trumbull county

The WINGS at YWCA’s Warren site offers permanent supportive housing to women with disabilities and their children who are at-risk of homelessness.   Residents receive supportive services including counseling, assistance with emergency needs, job and educational referrals, and more.

Kensington Liberation Station

Mahoning county

Located on Youngstown’s North Side, these newly renovated townhomes provide affordable permanent housing for low-income families and Veterans at risk of becoming homeless. Two, three, and four-bedroom units are available with all appliances and all utilities included, except for water. Section 8 and VASH vouchers are accepted.


YWCA participates in the Mahoning County Continuum of Care, Trumbull County Housing Collaborative, and Region 5 Balance of State.

Notice: The 2018 Consolidated Application and Priority Ranking has been posted to the Continuum of Care’s website. For more information, please see: http://mahoningcountycoc.org/ and http://mahoningcountycoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Consolidated-Application.pdf.



Emergency Rental Assistance is available for pregnant and new moms who are at risk of homelessness or who are facing housing instability. With housing as a social determinant of health, YWCA provides stable, quality housing and aims to improve health outcomes and decrease infant mortality among African American babies. YWCA Mahoning Valley partners with Pathways HUB clients to provide them with stable housing for better birth outcomes and infant survival.

Emergency Rental Assistance Flyer

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Check out the process of rehabing Kensington Liberation Station.

Equal Housing