El Paso del Norte Region

Transitional Housing for Female Veterans

The YWCA USA has long supported legislation related to safe and affordable housing. Whether improved housing for migrant workers, subsidized housing in urban communities, or local ordinances to improve standards, YWCA members and volunteers have researched the issues, given testimony, written letters and taken action. As the largest provider of women's shelters in the country, housing is not just theoretical but practical. YWCAs provide battered women's shelters, residences for seniors, and transition housing. This experience is basic to our advocacy work on housing and shelter.