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Pathways to Home empowers families who are willing to make a commitment to work toward their own advancement. Our involvement is respectful and positive and builds on each family’s strengths and experiences. The goal of our case management team is to nurture the family back to self-sufficiency.

Please click here to access our online referral form.

Program Criteria Includes:

  • Families with children residing in Orange, Osceola or Seminole counties.
  • Without permanent housing or facing imminent risk of losing housing.
  • Working, employable or have stable income; and, meets guidelines for low-income services.
  • Motivated, as evidenced by signing a Mutual Agreement committing to remain in program for 6 to 12 months.
  • Entire family agrees to participate in the Rapid Re-housing and teaming process.

What You Can Expect:

  • 1 to 2 weeks to complete the referral and assessment process.
  • Most families meeting our program eligibility criteria are placed on a wait list.
  • A family’s documented eligibility for HUD-funded services is shared with all area housing providers to aid families in accessing the first available assistance.

Notice: Pathways to Home currently does not have funding available to assist homeless families with children temporarily residing or staying with friends/family. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) definition for homeless is: Families must be homeless either in 1) emergency facility, 2) hotels paid by charitable organization, or 3) living on the streets and maximum income of 30% AMI. Access HUD’s Category 1 homeless definition here.

Do you meet the HUD definition for homeless?
Please complete our online referral form.

Do not meet the HUD definition for homeless?
Please contact Homeless Services Network of Central Florida (listed below) to complete an eligibility screening services.

What To Do First:

REGISTER WITH THE COORDINATED ENTRY SYSTEM, a program of Homeless Services Network of Central Florida

Option 1: Complete a Face-to-Face Assessment

Orange County
United Against Poverty (UP Center)
150 West Michigan Street, Orlando, FL
Fridays, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Seminole County
Northland Church (Care Center in The Rink)
522 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL
Mondays, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Option 2: Complete a Telephone Assessment
Call United Way at 2-1-1

How We Can Help:

Work with homeless families to obtain affordable, permanent housing within 30-60 days. For the next 6 to 12 months, families participate in intensive case management and complete an individualized plan of action to reach their goals.

Serving residents of Seminole County

Assist families with school-aged children residing in Orange County who have received a three-day eviction notice to remain in current housing.
A grant-funded program by Orange County Government in response to impacts of Covid-19.

Five homes in Seminole County available to provide long-term affordable housing for chronically homeless children and their adult caregiver(s) with a diagnosed disability.

Community Coordinated Entry System
The Pathways to Home staff is also available to register families with the Central Florida community’s centralized data system, which makes their needs known to all service providers in our area. The goal is to assist families in identifying currently available resources that best meet their needs.

To learn more:

Call 407-893-0133, Homeless Services Network of Central Florida