P.A.T.H.

The Portage Area Transitional Housing (PATH) program assists families and individuals who are experiencing significant difficulties that hinder their ability to maintain stable housing.

94ยข

of every dollar donated goes toward direct service.

100,000

people are served each year through our programs.

3,500

individuals volunteer every year.

WHO WE ARE

The Portage Area Transitional Housing (PATH) program offers comprehensive, supportive services and subsidized transitional housing for up to 12 months. This supports participants in their efforts to increase economic strength and to secure permanent housing. PATH housing for families with children is available at dedicated sites in Ravenna, Kent and Windham, as well as with private landlords willing to accept PATH Family Voucher. PATH housing for single adults with no children is available throughout Portage County via private landlords willing to accept the PATH rental subsidy.

The goals of the PATH program are to:

  • Increase financial stability through employment and/or increased income
  • Achieve and maintain permanent housing
  • Increase economic and social empowerment
  • Build strengths by assessing community and familial resources

ELIGIBILITY

Homeless families and single adults who desire to become self-sufficient and are willing to work with their assigned Advocate to devise and carry out a plan for self-sufficiency and permanent housing.

WHAT WE DO

Family PATH participants are housed in units owned by Family & Community Services, Inc. located in Kent or Windham. All family participants must be approved through PMHA (Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority) in order to be housed by PATH, as funding for the housing subsidy is provided by PMHA. The Family PATH program does not provide security deposit assistance; this is an applicant responsibility and needed prior to move in. Once housed, participants are responsible for paying 30% of their adjusted gross annual income towards rent as well as any utilities.

Single PATH participants are housed in fair market units located in Kent & Ravenna. Units are leased by Family & Community Services, Inc. and then subleased to participants. The Single PATH program provides security deposit assistance. Once housed, participants are responsible for paying 30% of their adjusted gross annual income towards rent as well as any utilities.

Advocate services are provided for all PATH participants. Each participant will work with an assigned Advocate who provides intensive case-management, life-skill development, employment development/job readiness and acts as a link to community resources. The most important role of the PATH Advocate is to guide participants as they identify barriers to self-sufficiency and set goals to work toward and accomplish.

PATH is temporary, and cannot be viewed as a permanent housing solution. Program participation length is intended to be no more than 6 months. Participants are encouraged & expected to seek out their long-term, permanent housing upon entry into the PATH program.

Program Mission

To provide an integrated, comprehensive variety of services, case management and temporary housing housing for families and single adults to promote greater self-sufficiency, self-determination and permanent housing acquisition.

LOCATION
CONTACT

5650 South Prospect St. Suite 101
Ravenna, OH 44266
P: 330.296.0024
F: 330.296.0265