Rent & Mortgage Assistance

PATH helps with rent for families and individuals that are facing homelessness because they have been issued an eviction notice. As funding allows, we can help with one month of rent every 2 years. Each situation is different and our funding is aimed at those who, under normal circumstances, are able to pay rent on their own. You must have had an unexpected situation occur that caused you to not be able to pay your rent but have confidence and a plan to pay it on your own next month.

If you qualify, a caseworker will schedule an appointment. When you have been scheduled for an appointment, please bring your eviction notice, income documentation, and ID. This service is available as funding allows, appointments are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday -Thursday in our main building at 402 W. Front Street in downtown Tyler.

To be eligible to be considered for rent assistance, you must meet the following requirements:

1. Have you been helped with rent in the last 2 years?

PATH helps with rent one time every 2 years.

2. Do you have an eviction notice?

You must be subject to being evicted for us to assist with rent.

3. Did you have something unexpected happen that caused you to be unable to pay rent this month?

You must have had an unexpected expense or loss of income for us to assist.

4. Are you normally able to pay your rent with your income?

You must have enough income to cover your own rent under normal circumstances. Once we pay rent, you should be able to pay rent on your own next month. We require proof of income for the household. (30 days).

Meeting all qualifications does not guarantee rent assistance. PATH receives far more requests for rent assistance than funds available.


The first Wednesday of each month, PATH operates a Dental Line that you can call if you need basic dental work.  Our case manager will screen all calls to ensure that we are able to make an appropriate appointment with one of our partner dentists.

After the phone screening, you will come to PATH where our case worker will call to schedule a dentist appointment.  PATH partners with Tyler area dentists to provide basic dental services like extractions.

This service is available by telephone only – if you are uninsured and have low income, please call 903-617-2827 at 8 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month to request services.

Prescription Assistance

PATH has two programs that offer Prescription Assistance.  Our Emergency RX Program allows us to pay $50.00 in prescription assistance for low-income, uninsured persons. Please bring your original prescription or bottle to be refilled, ID, and provide income verification. Our income limits match the SNAP eligibility guidelines.

Our Long-Term Prescription Assistance Program allows PATH to work with your doctor and the pharmaceutical company to enroll you in the free prescription program offered by each pharmaceutical company. Not all medications are available through one of these programs; most that are included are brand-name drugs that you take for an ongoing, long-term condition. We can call to find out if yours is on the list.

This is an income based service available by telephone between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday. Please call 903-597-7284 to find out more information about this program.



PATH has partnered with East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, Dr. Gene Bennett and Eyemart Express to provide vision assistance for our East Texas neighbors.  We can help with an eye exam and glasses one time each year for uninsured, low-income persons.

Vision assistance is available as a walk-in service on a first come first served basis in our main building at 402 W. Front Street in Downtown Tyler. Please call 903-597-7284 for more information, or to ensure that we still have funds remaining for the current month.


Food Pantry

PATH operates the largest choice food pantry in our area.  We offer a wide variety of healthy pantry items including fresh produce, dairy, meat and bread.  We are able to assist families and individuals once every 30 days. We ask that you show proof of residency and bring an ID for any other adults in your household.

Food Pantry is available as a walk-in service from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

PATHway to Comfort Food Pantry – A partnership between TJC and PATH, the PATHway to Comfort provides food security and addresses the essential needs of students. Find out more here!

Utility Assistance

PATH’s utility assistance is provided to families and individuals no more than once every 12 months who have a past due bill that is subject to disconnection. You must be a user on the account and bring your most current bill with you to PATH. 

This service is available by appointment only, as funding allows. To schedule an appointment, please call 903-597-7284 during our office hours, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. 

PATH Community Homes

Our PATH Community Homes are at the foundation of our housing programs.  We provide decent, safe, affordable rental housing for low to moderate-income families/individuals throughout the Tyler area. PATH owns 52 rental homes that are only available to low-moderate income applicants whose income is less than 80 percent of median income. Benefits of the program include the provision of a stable home environment that is safe and affordable. With this comes improved physical and emotional well-being and a sense of stability.

Transitional Housing Program

PATH’s Transitional Housing Program provides strength-based case management for a period of 24 months to those desiring more in-depth guidance and support as they work toward enhancing the quality of their lives.  As tenants in our affordable rent homes, families can work with PATH’s case manager to address the multiple factors affecting low-income families that keep them in poverty, place them at risk of homelessness in need of crisis assistance and limit children’s potential to live in a stable environment. The program benefits include a family’s understanding of their strengths and needs, the establishment of an action plan, achieving identified goals, a savings-match program, and ultimately exit to permanent, stable housing.

Once an assessment has been completed, a family action plan is drafted and goals are established to begin the family development process. The Transitional Housing Case Manager provides guidance, instruction, and support and refers the family to other PATH programs or external organizations as necessary to provide for continuing growth of each family member. Weekly visits ensure that the family stays motivated and committed to making a long-term positive change. All families in PATH’s Transitional Housing program are required to meet regularly with their case manager.

These properties and our Transitional Housing Program are exclusive to PATH and we have a waiting list that prioritizes vulnerability based on where you currently live. Please email our housing team to set up an appointment if you’d like to join our waiting list or get more information –