Pathway Home Transitional Housing Program near capacity, Adding more Homes

Shocked by seeing the number of homeless families in Gwinnett County on the rise, employees at the Lawrenceville Housing Authority set out to work on the problem last year.

They came up with Pathway HOME, a housing program founded on the principle that given the right tools — and perspective and rules — needy families can forge out a better life for themselves without simply getting government assistance. As Lejla Slowinski, executive director of the authority, puts it, “We’re trying to get to the underlying cause of homelessness.”