• Home
  • Find Us On:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Flicker
  • Email

Affordable Apartments

Home > Housing > Affordable Apartments

A Foundation for Economic Security

Quality, affordable housing is critical to women’s and family's ability to achieve economic security and to children’s ability to succeed in school. Single mothers are at particular risk. A recent report cited that a minimum-wage hourly employee would have to work 102 hours a week to be able to afford a two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent in Rochester.

The goal of the program is to help women and families achieve self-sufficiency and maintain stable housing in the community while providing a safe environment where their children can thrive.  Supportive staff help residents access community services, prepare for and gain employment, and address any barriers to independent living.  Recreational and social activities build a sense of community and enrich residents’ lives.

Kathlyn Gardens on Portland Avenue provides 12 two- and three-bedroom units.

A large central courtyard provides room for children to ride bikes and play games in the summer months.


Vermont Manor, located on Culver Road, provides 16 studio and one-bedroom apartments.

A beautiful neighborhood with easy access to bus routes and shopping provides a sense of community.

Experienced, trained staff help women overcome the effects of domestic violence and other trauma 

For more information on the YWCA’s affordable apartments, please call
 (585) 368--2252.



I'm In a Good Place Now

Yolanda moved to Rochester to care for an ailing family member but due to housing issues with her extended family, she and her children found themselves homeless. 

She reached out for help and ultimately found a new home in one of the YWCA's affordable apartments in the community, where she's been living for nearly two years.

Unemployed when she first came to the YWCA, Yolanda has since completed a work training program, found a job, and saved up enough for a car.

"I'm in a really good place now."

Learn More »