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 rooms at three 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.


The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago manages six (6) Independent Living Senior Housing sites located throughout the south side of Chicago and Harvey providing safe, decent and sanitary housing for both seniors and non-elderly disabled, low income residents. Rent is based on 30% of the resident’s annual adjusted income while the Department of Housing and Urban Development subsidizes the difference for all 461 one-bedroom units. Numerous linkages have been established to ensure the needs of our residents are met, such as food services, activities, educational programming and healthcare. Because of the HUD Section 202/PRAC and Section 202/8 subsidy programs through which the properties are funded, applicants must meet certain qualifications for admission to the Housing Centers.

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.