The mission of Pathlight HOME is to change the lives of homeless and low-income individuals by providing affordable housing and economic opportunities. For more than 25 years, we continue to be inspired by our founder, Reverend Fred Maxwell, whose vision was to solve homelessness through housing and job opportunities. Rev. Fred Maxwell instinctively believed in “Housing-First” long before it was adopted by communities around North America as the critical innovation needed to truly end homelessness. 

We are pleased to say that Pathlight HOME was the first organization in Florida to pioneer the Housing First model. Throughout our 25 years of work in Central Florida, over 5,000 people have found safe, supportive, and dignified housing! Going forward, we will continue to leverage our population-specific expertise, our successful track record of public funding (Federal, State, County, and City), and strong financial position to produce more affordable units for low-income persons — including permanent, supportive housing for the chronically homeless.

Pathlight HOME’s capacity to serve very low-income individuals and the chronically homeless provides a critical civic infrastructure. The loss of these units from the existing housing continuum of care would be catastrophic for our community. Thankfully, as a result of sustainable asset management accompanied with professional supportive services, Pathlight HOME is prepared to extend the life of its existing units for the foreseeable future. This means continual life transformation for thousands in Central Florida!