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YWCA West Niagara Affordable Housing

The YWCA operates nearly 70 transitional housing units throughout the entire region and at least 25 of those are solely in West Niagara.

Did you know:

* more than 70% of people who live in poverty work full-time hours;
* the waiting list for affordable housing is 12 years;
* YWCA Niagara Region has more transitional housing units in West Niagara than in any other community;
* 22 adults and 27 children are currently living in the program
* 8 individuals in aftercare outreach program
* 15 landlords offering 21 apartments and houses

The YWCA Niagara Region partners with West Niagara Affordable Housing (YWCA WNAH) to provide transitional supportive housing to individuals or families within West Niagara. The goal of YWCA WNAH is to lead individuals to self-sufficiency within the time frame of one to three years.

Our goal is to provide temporary relief through housing allowances for persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  Through their transition, participants work with skilled staff to set goals that will lead to more independence. YWCA WNAH also provides residents with skills development training, support, goal-setting, advocacy and referrals to other programs and services that might be of benefit, such as employment supports, counselling and legal aid. Those in residence have the opportunity to rebuild their lives.


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