Public Housing is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Its purpose is to provide safe, clean and affordable housing for families and individuals. YMHA manages five family communities and six senior communities along with a few scattered sites throughout Mahoning County. Our communities are more than just buildings. We provide activities, programs and services for comfortable living.

Public Housing Applications may be taken at the Central Office, 131 W. Boardman Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44503, from Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., or any other YMHA satellite office. Once the Application is complete, you will be scheduled for a Briefing. During this process, you will be required to submit certain verifications for all family members, such as income, birth certificates, social security cards, landlord references and other information deemed necessary by our Application Specialists.

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Public Housing Briefing

YMHA conducts monthly public housing briefings for all new applicants interested in residing in any YMHA owned property.
The briefings are designed to inform all new applicants about eligibility requirements and the application process. The briefings are held at YMHA central offices located at 131 W Boardman St. After submitting a preliminary application, all applicants are notified by mail of the date of their appointment.

Applicants who require special accommodations should contact the office in advance of the briefing date to make alternate arrangements. All briefings are generally conducted in English unless otherwise requested.


You may now apply for housing online with our new ONLINE HOUSING APPLICATION (English)