West Niagara Affordable Housing



The YWCA Niagara Region’s West Niagara Affordable Housing (WNAH) program provides transitional supportive housing to individuals or families within West Niagara. The goal of the YW’s WNAH program is to lead individuals to self-sufficiency within three years.

Our goal is to provide temporary relief through housing allowances for persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  Through their transition, participants work with skilled staff to set goals that will lead to more independence. YWCA WNAH also provides residents with skills development training, support, goal setting, advocacy, and referrals to other programs and services that might be of benefit, such as employment supports, counseling, and legal aid. Those in residence have the opportunity to rebuild their lives.

I need help right now!

Are you in crisis? Contact with a Women’s Advocate for emergency support:

Phone: (289) 273-4308

To apply for the Off-Site Transitional Housing program, download our application here. Please contact the coordinator of the location you’re interested in applying to for more information. Note: We are only able to consider applications for individuals and families who are already on the Niagara Regional Housing waitlist.

Are You a Landlord?

The YW’s WNAH program maintains a waiting list of clients in need of affordable housing. We are looking for landlords who are willing to work with us to provide rental housing for these individuals and families.

WNAH - Be a Landlord

When you lease your property to us you will have a secure tenancy with secured rent being paid directly to you, by the YW, according to the tenancy agreement. The lease between the YW and the landlord is retained in a traditional landlord-tenant relationship. Even if a client becomes ineligible to participate in the housing program or if the apartment is vacant, we still pay the negotiated rent as agreed in the lease.

Our current landlords enjoy peace of mind and cost savings with reduced advertising and vacancy costs, as well as saving valuable time. If you are interested in working with us through our landlord program please contact us.

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