The Chestnut Street Family YMCA offers 41 single-occupancy rooms for homeless men in the community. This supportive housing program provides residents with case management, computer training, tutoring and workshops to help them on the road to self-sufficiency.
The Chestnut Street Family YMCA offers 41 single-occupancy rooms for homeless men in the community. To qualify for the program, residents:
- Must verify that they are homeless
- Are subject to a background check
- Cannot have any violent crimes or drug felonies within the last 7 years
- Cannot have been or currently be listed on the sex offender registry
Once in the program, residents are required to abide by the Articles of Agreement. The residents have chores and are responsible to live together in a community setting by maintaining their personal space and keeping up the common areas.
We provide our residents with case management, computer training, tutoring and workshops to help them on the road to self-sufficiency. Several steps are taken to lift up the residents through our resident spotlight. The residents are spotlighted for completing chores and tasks without incident and also for their positive attitudes, furthering their education and maintaining employment. The residents need and look forward to the structure, balance and commitment the program offers them.
There is currently a waiting list. To apply for the program, a gentleman can obtain an application from the front desk of the Chestnut Street Family YMCA and their name will be placed on the waiting list.
Once an applicant is approved by the YMCA, he must make a formal application with Louisville Metro Housing Authority. The information is confidential and will be used by only management to determine eligibility for residence.