Y Housing Resources (YHR) is a strategic partnership between the Y's community development corporation, YCDC, and the Housing Alliance of York.  The mission of YHR is to couple affordable housing with the provision of housing counseling services to create stable and long-term living for York County residents. 

The Y makes strengthening communities our cause. By offering affordable housing options low- to middle-income families, and through so many other programs that promote a healthy spirit, mind and body. For more than 10 years the YMCA and its Community Development Corporation, YCDC, has been providinding safe, clean and affordable housing for York County’s workforce.

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Y Housing Resources offers several affordable housing options, including:

YMCA Men’s Residence

YHR offers a mix of single, two bedroom and three bedroom rental units in varying York City locations. The units are conveniently located in downtown York City and Hanover borough, within walking distance to many York City & County employers and Rabbit Transit Bus Routes.
YHR is a proud provider of Service Enriched Housing and has qualified counselors and caseworkers that have experience providing referrals and assistance to help our tenants achieve stable personal, professional and financial living!
Please call our offices today to enquire about vacancies and income qualifications.
SMB Properties Apartments
SMB Properties Inc. is a 31 unit scattered site residential and commercial redevelopment project which was completed in 2001. The 31 units are a mix of single, two bedroom and three bedroom units located above retail store fronts on the 200 and 300 blocks of West Market Street and West King Street in York City. Amenities in the units include historic architecture, wonderful views of Market Street, hardwood floors, air conditioning, mini-blinds and off street parking. The units have on-call maintenance for daytime, weekend and emergency maintenance needs. These units also include gym membership at the YMCA of York and York County’s downtown branch location.
Please call (717) 854-7291x 4700 to learn more or pick up an application.
Historic Fairmount Apartments
The Historic Fairmount Apartments were renovated in 2006. This site is located in the 400 Block of North Beaver Street in Historic York City and consists of a quaint collection of Victorian Style homes with a mix of 38 single, two bedroom and three bedroom rental units.  Historic Fairmount apartments boasts the following amenities: off street parking, front and back yards, porches, wall to wall carpeting, on-site laundry facilities, air conditioning, energy efficient gas heat and hot water, electric ranges, refrigerators, mini-blinds, convenient access to parks and playgrounds and within walking distance to elementary schools. Perfect for families!
Please call (717) 854-7291 x4700 to learn more or pick up an application.
Richard A. McAllister Inn and Apartments
The McAllister Inn and Apartments are located in Hanover, Pennsylvania and consist of 34 single bedroom units for potential applicants aged 55 years and older and a maximum income of 55% of the Area Median Income. Permanently disabled applicants aged 40 years and older meeting the 50% area median income limit may also apply for housing. Please contact Property Manager Stan Slowakiewicz at 717-633-5000
Newberry Street Apartments
The Newberry Street Apartmens are 9 market rate 1 & 2 bedroom rental units located on North Newberry Street directly across from the YMCA's Downtown branch location on the heart of York City. The units are newly renovated and include: central air, wall to wall carpeting, washer/dryer combo and off street parking.  Rent is $675.00 per month for a 2 bedroom unit and $475.00 for a 1 bedroom unit.
Please call 717-854-7291 x4700 to inquire about availability and applications.


In an effort to promote homeownership and neighborhood stabilization YCDC is selling completely rehabilitated and new construction single family homes in the Salem Square Neighborhood of York City.
The homes feature an open floor plan, modern kitchens with energy efficient appliances, wall to wall carpeting, dedicated laundry room, 3 to 4 bedrooms, porches and/or balconies, one and a half baths and off-street parking. The homes range in size from 2,400 to 3,700 square feet and start in the mid-high $70’s. Mortgages can be as low as $500 if property owners apply and receive the County’s Residential Tax Abatement Program (RETAP).
For more information please contact the Y’s realtor, Oak Tree Real Estate at 717-718-0748.
10 Year Tax Abatement is still available!


Originally constructed in 1925, the YMCA has completed thorough renovations to establish 120 Single Room Occupancy units for rent.  Each room is fully furnished with a single bed, chest of drawers, a desk, chair and telephone with local access and voice mail. Each floor has a fully renovated bathroom, laundry room, kitchenette and lounge area with cable TV and DVD player. Vending facilities are also available on each of the 4 floors. The lower levels of the building contain not only residence rooms, but also an office area, visitor’s lounge, game room, and a full service kitchen. All community areas are handicap accessible along with a designated number of rooms.
A Case Manager and Drug and Alcohol Counselor are available on-site to assist any resident requesting support.
mensresidence.jpgThe YMCA also partners with the Housing Authority to provide 48 rooms dedicated to individuals receiving assistance from the Section 8 program.
Unless partnered with the Housing Authority (in which case the rent amount would vary by person based on their criteria), a resident pays $310 per month for rent with a security deposit of $75.
Those wishing to participate in this program can pick up an application at the YMCA Men’s Residence located at 310 W. Philadelphia Street, York, PA.
All applicants must be able to supply the following:
• Picture I.D.
• Social Security Number
• Income information (to be verified independently by the YMCA)
• Asset (bank account) information (to be verified independently by the Y)
• Verification of homelessness
The application process can take up to several days for completion. For men requiring immediate shelter, the YMCA has six emergency rooms available for residence up to 30 days. Emergency rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are accessible to anyone.
For more information on the YMCA Men’s Residence, please visit the YMCA Housing Department at 310 West Philadelphia Street in York, PA or call 717- 854-7291.
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