Portage Area Transitional Housing
Portage Area Transitional Housing (PATH) promotes greater self-sufficiency, self-determination, and permanent housing solutions for families through a variety of services, case management, and temporary housing.
In 1995, the Portage Area Transitional Housing (PATH) program was initiated in cooperation with the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority (PMHA) and a number of funding sources, including the Department of Housing & Urban Development, the Ohio Department of Development, the Portage County Commissioners, and the City of Kent. Today, the PATH program continues to provide transitional housing in Portage County, and works with Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority (PMHA), and private landlords to house families in need.
When working with clients, PATH’s main goal is to increase financial stability through employment or an increased income, achieve and maintain permanent housing, increase economic and social empowerment, and build strengths by assessing community and familial resources. The PATH program supports participants in finding secure, permanent housing and increasing economic well-being through comprehensive, supportive services.
WHO WE SERVE
PATH works with homeless families and single adults who desire to become self-sufficient and are willing to work with an assigned advocate to devise and carry out a plan for permanent housing and income stability. Subsidized transitional housing is available to homeless households for up to 12 months.
Advocate services are provided for all PATH participants. Each family will work with an assigned advocate who provides intensive case management, life-skills development, and employment readiness. They also act as a link between PATH participants and community resources.