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.