Y House is permanent, clean, and safe affordable housing, offering a variety of additional services and activities. There are 42 single room occupancy units located on the second and third floors of the Northwest CT YMCA building in Torrington.
Every unit has a full private bathroom, refrigerator, and microwave. All units are furnished with a double drawer bed, dresser, and desk. Every room has a telephone jack and cable outlet if you choose to purchase these utilities.
There are two coin operated laundry facilities, two community rooms, two full community kitchens and an elevator guaranteeing facility-wide accessibility. The community rooms have tables, chairs, arm chairs and flat screen TV with cable. A free phone is available for local calls.
Y-House is located on the corner of Prospect and Mason Streets. By living in a central location, services and activities are readily available. Most of the services and activities are located within walking distance including:
Y-House rents are $508 per month.
Eleven units are HUD subsidized. The maximum tenant yearly income for a HUD subsidized unit is approximately $18,000 per year.
The maximum tenant yearly income for all other units is $31,500
Heat, hot water, electricity and a Y membership are all included in the cost of the rent.
Support Services Coordinator - Toni Barrett
Y-House employs a part time Support Services Coordinator. Our Services Coordinator assists tenants in a variety of ways such as:
Employment assistance, Education assistance
Assistance in coordination of transportation, Coordination of additional services with other agencies, the Services Coordinator organizes Y-House events, such as: Christmas parties, picnics, special events, and informational gatherings with speakers.
YMCA adult membership is included with tenancy ($507 yearly value + $60 joiner's fee savings). The YMCA offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, aerobics room, a pool, gymnasium, and racquetball. After a workout, women can relax in the sauna, and men can relax in the steam room. For no charge, new tenants can make an appointment with a Fitness Instructor for a free personalized training session.
Tenants in our 15 rooms benefit from their close ties to the YMCA in many ways, including full membership to our facility.
Our six rooms, with a combined 17 available beds, offer a short-term respite for families, couples and individuals suffering through difficult times. Our Housing Supervisor, Bruce Mochan, works with our guests and helps them on the road to securing housing of their own.