Community Housing



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Those looking for temporary and permanent low-cost housing, may apply using our applicant portal below.

Application PDFs

Download PDF versions of our housing application packets. These documents are periodically updated.

How You Can Help

Help YWCA address community housing needs, homelessness and poverty by providing low-cost, low-rent housing options for eligible people and families.

What We Do

Family and community empowerment is enhanced by fulfillment of a very basic need – housing. YWCA Central Alabama’s Community Housing Program helps families and individuals meet that need. We provide low-cost, low-rent housing options. We implement measures to make our residents feel safe and secure. 

Our quality housing and supportive programming is offered to Central Alabama women, children and families. YWCA Community Housing considers it a privilege to help those we serve to uphold their dignity while pursuing a life of stability and independence.

We work every day to ensure equal and fair access to a variety of temporary and permanent housing choices to accommodate multiple needs.

Housing Highlights

YWCA Central Alabama’s Rosedale senior housing initiative in Homewood and  YWoodlawn project to revitalize the Woodlawn neighborhood are two unique features of YWCA Central Alabama’s housing inventory.

Rosedale is part of the YW’s continuum of residential programs for older adults and people with disabilities. 

YWoodlawn is a collaborative empowerment initiative intended to reduce poverty and fuel hope. Right at the community’s doorstep is YWCA Family Resource Center and YWCA’s Interfaith Hospitality House.

What We Do

YWCA Central Alabama’s Housing Department is committed to providing excellent housing and supportive programming for women, children and families within Central Alabama. We work every day to ensure equal and fair access to a variety of housing types to accommodate multiple needs, and we strive to uphold the dignity of each person we are privileged to serve. YWCA Central Alabama has a variety of temporary and permanent housing options for individuals and families. 

Seniors & Disabled Individuals

YWCA Central Alabama offers a continuum of residential programs for seniors and disabled individuals. We operate one permanent housing facility; Rosedale Senior Housing, specifically tailored to the needs of this population in Homewood, Alabama.

Two-Parent Families

Our YWoodlawn housing initiative includes new and renovated apartments in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Birmingham. This urban neighborhood revitalization project is driven by the demand for safe, decent and affordable housing in the Woodlawn neighborhood.

To learn more about YWoodlawn’s housing options, click on the links below. 

All Housing Locations