You can apply for YMCA housing by submitting an application to your local YMCA, advises YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. Specific application requirements, qualifications and housing availability varies by city.
For example, applicants at the Irving Park YMCA must submit identification, a Social Security card, proof of income, their residential history and an application fee, advises YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and male, and they must have no felonies or violent or sexual offenses on their record.
At the YMCA in Lynn, Massachusetts, housing is available to both male and female applicants who are at least 18 years old, advises YMCA Metro North. YMCA Transitions in Seattle, Washington, offers housing to individuals between the ages of 18 and 23 who were in out-of-home placement or foster care during adolescence, advises the Rental Housing Association of Washington.