The YWCA Central Alabama offers transitional housing program for low-income single women with children (no male children over age 12).
The YWCA maintains partially furnished, two-bedroom apartments in downtown Birmingham. Monthly rent, which includes utilities, varies by income but does not exceed $350.00. Each two-bedroom apartment unit includes a galley kitchen equipped with a stove, microwave, refrigerator and sink and a private bathroom with a toilet, sink and shower. Community laundry machines are located on each floor. To view an apartment unit, click here.
The YWCA has 24-hour staff coverage. Access to housing floors is limited to residents and guests. Overnight male visitors over the age of 12 are not allowed. A security guard is on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Women with children interested in assistance must meet the following criteria:
Household must meet an annual income threshold of $11,000. The applicant's income may not exceed applicable income limits designated for this property; these income limits change annually and are based on HUD income limits for the area and household.
If you believe you or someone you know is in need of transitional housing and might meet the criteria noted on this site, email the housing office or call 205.322.7867.
Note: The YWCA accepts Shelter Plus Care (S+C) and Public Housing and Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8), though having such assistance is not a requirement for housing.