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YW Homes, Inc.

In January of 1999, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh formed YW Homes, Inc., a non-profit subsidiary corporation with the goal of providing affordable housing choices for those who need it – whether or not they have section 8 vouchers. YWCA took on this mission in response to the lack of affordable housing opportunities in Allegheny County; the increasing racial segregation of Allegheny County communities brought to light by the Sanders Consent Decree; and the lack of housing choice in neighborhoods with quality schools, diverse populations, and access to transportation and jobs for low to moderate income families.

YW Homes consists of ten single-family homes that are located in the first tier suburban communities of Swissvale, Edgewood, Ingram, Baldwin, and Brentwood.

For more information, please contact Sarah Dittoe at (412) 255-1292.

Following Governor Wolf’s directive, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s operations remain largely virtual.  As we adapt to our modified schedule, appointments are required.  Our Homewood-Brushton Early Child Development Center is open, with special precautions in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Our Pre-K Counts classrooms in Homewood and Braddock Hills will open in the fall. Click here to view our family welcome packet for more information. Please check our website frequently for service updates and sign up to receive our monthly newsletter. For a list of local resources, please follow this link.

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact United Way’s PA 2-1-1 Southwest by texting your zip code to 898-211, visiting pa211sw.org or by dialing 2-1-1.

If you need immediate assistance through the Resource Center, please complete our online application by clicking the button below.

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