Canaan Family YMCA

    Y House is permanent, clean, and safe affordable housing, offering a variety of additional services and activities.   There are 42 single room occupancy units located on the second and third floors of the Northwest CT YMCA building in Torrington.

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Every unit has a full private bathroom, refrigerator, and microwave.  All units are furnished with a double drawer bed, dresser, desk, two position chair and accessories.

    There are two coin operated laundry facilities, two community rooms, one full community kitchen and an elevator guaranteeing facility-wide accessibility.  The community rooms have tables, chairs, arm chairs and big screen TV with cable.

    Every room has a telephone jack and cable outlet if you choose to purchase these utilities.

    A free phone is available for local calls and there is a pay phone on the 2nd floor.


Y-House is located on the corner of Prospect and Mason Streets.  By living in a central location, services and activities are readily available.  Most of the services and activities are located within walking distance including:

  • Transportation - NW CT Transit and EJ Kelly Transit
  • Entertainment - The Center for Performing Arts and the Warner Theater
  • Financial Institutions
  • Food - Reasonably priced restaurants, soup kitchen and grocery stores
  • Worship Services - Churches & Synagogue
  • All are located within walking distance!


Y-House rents are $448  per month.

Eleven units are HUD subsidized.  The maximum tenant yearly income for a HUD subsidized unit is $14,600 per year.

The maximum tenant yearly income for all other units is $29,200

Heat, hot water and electricity are all included in the cost of the rent. 

For more information, please call Norm Stanchfield, the Housing Director, at (860) 489-3133 ext 122.  Or you can send a fax to (860) 482-4853.


Tenant Services

Support Services Coordinator

Y-House employs a part time Support Services Coordinator.  Our Services Coordinator assists tenants in a variety of ways such as:

  • Employment assistance
  • Food Pantry
  • Education assistance
  • Assistance in coordination of transportation
  • Coordination of additional services with other agencies
  • The Services Coordinator organizes Y-House events, such as: Christmas parties, picnics, special events, and informational gatherings with speakers.

Resident's Association

Y-House Resident's Association meets monthly to gather information to keep Y-House staff aware of the residents' changing needs.  Meetings are attended by the Property Manager and Support Services Coordinator.  All Residents are invited to attend.

YMCA Membership

YMCA adult membership is included with tenancy ($456 yearly value + $60 joiner's fee savings).  The YMCA offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, aerobics room, a pool, gymnasium, and racquetball.  After a workout, women can relax in the sauna, and men can relax in the steam room.  For no charge, new tenants can make an appointment with a Fitness Instructor for a free personalized training session.

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This site was last updated 11/17/09