Low Income Supportive Housing
Y-House at the Torrington Y
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:
Transportation – NW CT Transit and EJ Kelly Transit
Entertainment – The Center for Performing Arts and the Warner Theater
Food – Reasonably priced restaurants, soup kitchen and grocery stores
Worship Services – Churches & Synagogue
Y-House rents are $531 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 – Contact Us
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 ($546 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.
These apartments provide tenants with much more than a place to live, but for the those staying in the 15 rooms also have a full facility membership to the Winsted Y.
YMCA adult membership is included with tenancy ($546 yearly value + $60 joiner’s fee savings). The YMCA offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, aerobics room, a pool, and gymnasium. For no charge, new tenants can make an appointment with a Fitness Instructor for a free personalized training session.
The Winsted Apartments are located in downtown Winsted, attached to the Winsted Y at 480 Main Street. The centralized location provides easy access to restaurants, althetic fields, East End Park, and entertainment. All are within in walking distance.
Winchester Emergency Homeless Shelter
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, Trisha Whiterock, works with our guests and helps them on the road to securing housing of their own.