Below are some descriptions of these housing opportunities.

Supportive Housing 

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago began offering housing to low-income adults in Chicagoland in 1931 and today is one of the largest supportive housing providers in the Midwest. The YMCA provides more than 1,300 affordable at five YMCA locations:

Because some of our residents need extra help, we also offer free supportive services, including medical care, psychiatric treatment, case management, job training, food and clothing, support groups and more. All residents are eligible for a free YMCA membership.

Subsidized rental assistance is available through the Low Income Housing Trust Fund and the McKinney Grant program for those who qualify. For more information, please call 312.932.1166


We offer more than 450 apartments for low-income seniors at six locations in southern Cook County. Seniors receive rental subsidies and utility assistance, and a social service coordinator is available at each site to help residents access medical, food, transportation and clothing assistance.

For more information, please call 312.932.1200 or find a location.

Hotel/Room Accommodations

If you’re traveling in the area and need a room, the only Y that can accept short-term residents is the Leaning Tower YMCA in Niles.