YMCA Downtown Housing
350 North 1st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Class of Housing/Services: supportive housing, transitional housing
Downtown Y Residence Program offers support services, transitional housing to men and women in need. The main objective of the Downtown Y Residence Program is to offer assistance to adults in need of stable and independent living while helping them to obtain services from community agencies or government programs. The Residence Program also offers affordable housing for college students, those who choose to live and work in downtown, and for retirees on a fixed income. The multi-story residence features a women’s only floor with 16 single rooms; and four men’s only floors with 123 single rooms. Each room is furnished with a twin bed, three dresser drawers, a desk, chair, mini-refrigerator, and small closet. A common shower and bathroom facilities are located on each floor. Other amenities include a lounge area is for reading or watching TV, vending machines, microwave, distilled water, and coin-operated washers & dryers. Also included in the program is access to the gym facilities. Centrally located in downtown Phoenix, the Downtown Y is easy access to the Valley Metro Light Rail and city bus depot. Also within walking distance is Arizona State University’s downtown campus, Chase Field, Talking Stick Resort Arena, CityScape, Arts & Entertainment district and multiple restaurants and eateries.
Helpful Definitions For YMCA Downtown Housing:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless
or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.
Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.
Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job
training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each
of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.
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