Homeless advocate Mitch Snyder once said “HOUSING! HOUSING! HOUSING!” because he believed it to be the single most important need in people’s lives. If you have a roof over head, every challenge can be overcome. If you’re like the hundreds of thousands of Americans who do not, even the simplest challenges – attending school, getting a job, staying safe – become impossible to transcend. America’s rising numbers of homeless citizens exist as a direct result of a lack of affordable housing. It’s one of this country’s most pressing problems, and one that disproportionately affects women and children.
Safe, decent, AFFORDABLE housing can provide families and individuals with the support they need to become more self-sufficient. Affordable housing is often defined as housing that is, in fact, affordable (i.e. occupant pays less than one third of their income) for people who live at or below 50 % of the area median income.
YWCA Greater Newburyport is proud to say it’s been providing affordable housing since 1885, making this agency one of the oldest, if not THE oldest, continually operating affordable housing programs in the country.
Residences at Salisbury Square
This 42 unit building in Salisbury will have studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. The apartments have income restricitions and preference will be given to homeless individual and families. There are CBH units in the building as well. Click here for more information about the development.
NOW accepting applications. Click here to download application.