Eastern PA CoC

The mission of the Eastern PA Continuum of Care (CoC) is to end homelessness throughout its geographic region, which encompasses 33 counties, primarily rural, in the eastern part of Pennsylvania (see map). Representatives of relevant organizations in these counties have come together to establish the CoC in order to carry out specific responsibilities laid out by the federal government in advancing efforts to end homelessness (as defined in the CoC interim rule).

The CoC works toward ending homelessness by providing a framework for a comprehensive and well-coordinated regional and local planning process. This includes identifying needs, conducting a system-wide evaluation of existing resources and program activities, and building a system of housing and services that addresses those needs. This mission is pursued through the development of long-range plans to prevent and end homelessness in the geographic area, as well as the coordination necessary for successful implementation.

The objectives of the CoC include the following:

  • Promote development of adequate funding for efforts for preventing homelessness, rapidly re-housing homeless persons, and stabilizing their housing;
  • Maximize potential for self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness;
  • Promote full access to, and effective use of, mainstream programs.

The Eastern PA CoC has established a Board and several Committees to aid in the advancement of the CoC-wide efforts to end homelessness. In addition, Regional Homeless Advisory Boards meet monthly to advance local efforts.

Regional Homeless Advisory Boards

In 2015, the Central-Harrisburg and Northeast CoCs joined to form the Eastern Pennsylvania Continuum of Care. The Northwest and Southwest CoCs joined to form the Western Pennsylvania Continuum of Care.

The Eastern PA CoC is comprised of 33 counties organized by geography into five Regional Homeless Advisory Boards (RHABs):

Each RHAB is responsible for operationalizing the policies adopted by the CoC by working with their community to address and end homelessness locally.

 

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South Central RHAB (Blair/Cambria County) CQ Scrub Meetings 9:00 am
South Central RHAB (Blair/Cambria County) CQ Scrub Meetings
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Joing the Meeting here: https://copa.webex.com/copa/j.php?MTID=m717a036dd51b62678b630297cbb21afb Password: SCrhab@2018 Call in number: 1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada) Access Code: 648 670 073
South Central RHAB Franklin County CQ Scrub Call 1:00 pm
South Central RHAB Franklin County CQ Scrub Call
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join the meeting here : https://copa.webex.com/copa/j.php?MTID=m22405080e86ed38fe876e45c4bc189d3 Password: SCrhab@2018 Call in number: 1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada) Access code: 641 891 685
South Central RHAB Zone 1 CQ Scrub Call 2:30 pm
South Central RHAB Zone 1 CQ Scrub Call
Jul 1 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Meeting Link: https://copa.webex.com/copa/j.php?MTID=m45398ff2c043f9e352490e43209dbc1a Meeting password: SCrhab@2018 Audio connection: 1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada) Access code: 647 141 535
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Pocono Veteran’s Committee 9:00 am
Pocono Veteran’s Committee
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
 
Pocono RHAB – Coordinated Entry Meeting (Bi-Monthly) 9:30 am
Pocono RHAB – Coordinated Entry Meeting (Bi-Monthly) @ Monroe County Office of Emergency Management
Jul 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
To call in to the meeting, please use the information below: Audio Connection: 1-650-479-3208 Access Code: 646 560 535
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South Central RHAB Monthly Meeting 10:00 am
South Central RHAB Monthly Meeting
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The South Central RHAB is Co-Chaired by Craig Newcomer of Maranatha Ministires, Inc. and Sergio Carmona of the Blair County Community Action Partnership. The RHAB is made up of stakeholders working to end homelessness in their region consisting of the following counties: Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Fulton, Franklin, Huntingdon, and Somerset. The RHAB meets[...]
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Northern Tier RHAB CQ Scrub Call 9:00 am
Northern Tier RHAB CQ Scrub Call
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Meeting Link: https://copa.webex.com/copa/j.php?MTID=mfa038806c18bccd89bb33084f59a575a Meeting password: NTrhab@2018 Call in #: 1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada) Access code: 645 916 395
Central Valley Zone 6 CQ Scrub Call 2:00 pm
Central Valley Zone 6 CQ Scrub Call
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meeting Link: https://copa.webex.com/copa/j.php?MTID=m764f53dccc51184add21148e6a92ac35 Password: CVrhab@2018 Call in #: 1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada) Access code: 648 470 935
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Pocono RHAB – Community Queue Scrub Meeting 11:00 am
Pocono RHAB – Community Queue Scrub Meeting
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meeting Number: 645 167 612 Meeting Link: https://copa.webex.com/copa/j.php?MTID=md820a6e4ec3988267554746833bece87 Meeting Password: Prhab@2018 Call-in Informaton: 1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada) Access code: 645 167 612
VLEC General Membership Meeting 2:00 pm
VLEC General Membership Meeting
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3rd Wednesday of each month, 2:00-4:00 PM: 2pm-3pm for the community meeting 3pm-4pm for the HMIS master list data management and case conferencing meeting 202-602-1295, Conference ID: 257-317-405 (then press #). Webinar link: https://join.me/EastCoCVets
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Eastern CoC Data Management and Outcomes Committee 10:30 am
Eastern CoC Data Management and Outcomes Committee
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Eastern CoC Data Management and Outcomes Committee is co-chaired by Madra Clay and Stacey Tice and will meet on the third Thursday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on a monthly basis. The call-in information for the meeting is below: Audio Connection: 1-650-479-3208 Access Code: 644 512 597
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Central Valley RHAB Monthly Meeting 10:00 am
Central Valley RHAB Monthly Meeting @ Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Central Valley RHAB Co-chairs are Mae-Ling Kranz with Transitions of PA and Jeanette Triano Sinn with Servants to All. The RHAB meets in-person every other month starting with November, 2018. The other meetings will be held via conference call. The only exception of meetings not taking place is if there are Full CoC meetings[...]
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South Central RHAB Zone 3 CQ Scrub Call 9:00 am
South Central RHAB Zone 3 CQ Scrub Call
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Meeting Link: https://copa.webex.com/copa/j.php?MTID=m7d06609dfb241e1b651d0a3a30848d1c Password: SCrhab@2018 Audio connection: 1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada) Access code: 646 897 372
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Eastern CoC Public Postings

 

Documents and Resources

 

2016 Eastern PA CoC – Renewal Ranking Criteria and Scoring – FINAL Developed by the Eastern PA CoC Ranking Subcommittee and Approved by the Governing Board on August 15, 2016. Eastern PA CoC Renewal Grantees: DCED has applied this scoring structure to your performance data as entered into PA HMIS and as provided in the “Additional Information Form”. Eastern PA CoC – FY16 project ranking, 9-9-16-FINAL revised

 

Meeting Minutes and Agendas