Affordable Apartments

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A Foundation for Economic Security

Quality, affordable housing is critical to a woman’s or family’s ability to achieve economic security and to children’s ability to succeed in school. Single mothers are at particular risk for housing insecurity. 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 YWCA Long Term Housing 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 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.

Kathlyn Gardens

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

Vermont Manor 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 Potential Tenants:

Thank you for your interest in YWCA Long Term Housing/ Affordable Housing in the Community.  We are here to help and want to do our best to assist you in your search for your new home.

YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County provides an array of supportive affordable housing opportunities.  All units are designed for members of our community that are experiencing homelessness.

Apartments are located in Monroe County and range from one-bedroom to three-bedroom units.

In order to determine eligibility, interested persons may contact the Long Term Housing Supervisor for the purpose of scheduling an initial appointment.  At that time interested persons will have an opportunity to meet with YWCA Case Management Staff to discuss eligibility and the support services offered by YWCA.

The Long Term Housing Supervisor has office hours Monday-Friday from 8:30AM-4:30PM and can be reached at 585-368-2252.

We look forward to working with you.

Phyllis Lukenbill, VP Operations