Since 1931, The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago has offered housing to low-income families in the Chicagoland area, and is one of the largest supportive-housing providers in the Midwest today! 

Below are some free supportive services offered by YMCA housing opportunities.

Supportive Housing 

 The YMCA provides more than 1,300 affordable rooms at the following YMCA locations:

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, IL providing safe, 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 services 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 these properties are funded, applicants must meet certain qualifications for admission.

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

Short-Term Accommodations

Traveling in the area and need a room? Relocating? The Leaning Tower YMCA in Niles, IL accepts short-term residents!