Eastern PA CoC RHABs

Within each CoC, the Regional Homeless Advisory Boards (RHABs) assist in operationalizing the CoC’s policies, working within the community to address and end homelessness locally.  The responsibilities of the RHAB include:

  • Conduct a minimum of four meetings per year, with additional meetings if needed
  • Engage local stakeholders, and identify local leadership, ensuring representation from sectors required by HUD
  • Elect representatives for the CoC Board and volunteers for subcommittees
  • Provide input on the design and implementation of a plan to address homelessness (CoC Plan)
  • Provide input for the prioritization of region’s needs, including recommendations to CoC Board for CoC and ESG funding
  • Inform analysis of unmet needs and gaps in services and housing
  • Conduct/coordinate the unsheltered Point In Time counts
  • Identify additional resources available for homeless households
  • Identify and share best practices
  • Provide outreach to and mentoring opportunities for service providers
  • Develop resource guide
  • Maintain membership list
  • Publish meeting notices and minutes online
  • Encourage HMIS participation and provide assistance

The PA Eastern CoC is comprised of 33 counties organized into five geographically dispersed RHABs. The five RHABs and the respective counties served by each RHAB are as follows:

  • RHAB 1 – South Central: Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Somerset
  • RHAB 2 – Lehigh Valley: Lehigh, Northampton
  • RHAB 3 – Central Valley:  Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyder, Union
  • RHAB 4 – Northern Tier: Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wyoming
  • RHAB 5 – Pocono: Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Wayne