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Billings YWCA unveils new affordable apartments

Posted at 7:29 PM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 21:29:24-04

BILLINGS – The Billings YWCA’s new Gateway Vista Housing project officially opened Thursday in Billings with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Twenty-four affordable apartments are now open for to low-income families and individuals.

Victims of abuse and YWCA Gateway Shelter residents will be given preference.

Childcare is also available for residents at the adjacent YWCA campus.

Those living there will also have access to legal and financial counseling, job placement, education and mental health services.

"Today’s the culmination of the building aspect of our Gateway Vista apartment project, but it’s just the beginning of our real work, which is to not only provide a home for women and children who are victims of violence and poverty but to also get them on the path to creating a better life in the future," said Merry Lee Olson, CEO of the YWCA. 

The YWCA Adopt-a-home program is also seeking allows donors to help provide furniture or financial support with utilities.