Millman Presents $50,000 in Funding to the YWCA of Brooklyn

December 14, 2007
Brooklyn – Today Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman presented $50,000 in state funding to staff and residents at the YWCA of Brooklyn. The building became a YWCA residence in 1928 and therefore needs extensive upgrades and renovations. The funding will be used to install a building-wide fire sprinkler system.

The Brooklyn YWCA is located at 30 Third Avenue and serves over 10,000 women, children and families a year. The center provides affordable housing for women, women’s health programs, space for community events and a young women’s leadership academy. Ongoing renovations to the facility will add affordable housing units, update community meeting rooms, improve communal kitchen space and offer office space for non-profit organizations.

“This is the only YWCA in Brooklyn and one of only a handful of affordable housing facilities in downtown Brooklyn,” said Millman. “Yet, this facility needed resources to upgrade its fire safety system and ensure that the women who live here, especially elderly and disabled residents, are protected in case of a fire. I am glad I was able to take part in ensuring this need is met, and I look forward to working with the YWCA to rehabilitate the facility.”