Western CoC Board

The Western PA Continuum of Care Governing Board  works to fulfill the mission of the CoC and acts as the designated primary decision-making group to meet the duties and responsibilities of the Continuum of Care. The Governing Board also assigns duties to other entities, including through the creation of additional committees and/or workgroups.

Board Composition

The Governing Board is comprised of a minimum of the 21 voting members that represent the following categories: nonprofit homeless provider; victim service provider; faith-based organization; government; business; advocate; public housing agency; school district; social service provider; mental health agency; hospital; university; affordable housing developer; law enforcement; organization that serves homeless/formerly homeless veterans; two individuals currently or formerly experiencing homelessness; ESG recipient; and PA 2-1-1. In addition, the Board includes a representative from each agency fulfilling the roles of Collaborative Applicant and HMIS Lead.

Board Officers

The officers of the Governing Board consist of two (2) Co-Chairs and two Secretaries, including one co-chair seat for the Northwest and one co-chair seat for the Southwest. These Board officers constitute the Executive Committee.

  • Co-Chairs: Tammy Knouse & Linda Thompson
    The co-chairs are responsible for scheduling meeting of the Governing Board, ensuring that the Governing Board meets regularly or as needed, and for setting the agenda for the meetings.
  • Co-Secretaries: Amanda Feltenberger & James Campbell
    The co-Secretaries or their designee shall provide a meeting agenda and relevant materials prior to meetings, and keep accurate minutes that record the acts and proceedings of all meetings of the Governing Board, including documenting all actions taken without a meeting.  The Secretaries shall give all notices required by law and by these regulations.  The Secretaries shall have general charge of Governing Board records and shall keep or cause to be kept all such records on the CoC’s web page.  The Secretaries shall sign such instruments as may require a Secretary’s signature, shall perform such other duties as the Governing Board may designate, and shall chair CoC meetings in the case of the absence of both co-chairs.

Western CoC Membership

The Western PA Continuum of Care is seeking a broad base of members who are interested in housing and services for households who are experiencing homelessness in Western PA Continuum of Care geographical area.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Western Pennsylvania CoC and any of the working sub-committees, please complete and submit the membership survey here.

Documents and Resources

FY2018 Resources

For more information, please visit the FY18 Western CoC NOFA webpage here.

FY2017 Resources

Fore more information, please visit the FY17 Western CoC NOFA webpage here.

FY2016 Resources

Developed by the Eastern PA CoC Ranking Subcommittee and Approved by the Governing Board on July 22, 2016.

Fore more information, please visit the FY16 CoC NOFA webpage here.

FY2015 Resources

FY2015 Project Rating and Ranking

The link above is the final rating and ranking for the Western PA CoC. This document merges the projects in the Northwest and Southwest of the Western Balance of State. This document will be submitted with the FY2015 CoC application as the Project Priority listing.

The following are the tie-breakers that were used to determine ranking when the projects in a ranked spot had common scores:

  1. Project type: PH, TH, SSO
  2. Serve 100% Chronic
  3. Follow the Chronic Prioritization policy
  4. 2014 score
  5. % of funds returned in most recent budget
  6. Alphabetical by project
For more information, please visit the FY15 CoC NOFA webpage here.

Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Southwest RHAB Monthly Meeting 10:00 am
Southwest RHAB Monthly Meeting @ Monroeville Public Library
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Southwest RHAB is Co-chaired by Amanda Feltenberger and Tammy Knouse and is made up of organizations and stakeholders that are working to end homelessness in their region which contains the following counties: Armstrong, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Washington, and Westmoreland. All meetings for the SW RHAB are held at the Monroeville Public Library unless[...]
Western CoC Coordinated Entry Trainings 1:00 pm
Western CoC Coordinated Entry Trainings
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This Western CoC Coordinated Entry Training will be a re-occurring event that takes place every third Thursday of each month starting on April 19, 2018. It is open for everyone to participate – even outside of the CoC. To join, please see the information below: Join by Phone: 1-650-479-3208 Access Code: 646 372 157 Password:[...]
Western CoC System Performance Committee 1:30 pm
Western CoC System Performance Committee
Jul 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
The Western CoC System Performance Committee is Chaired by Madra Clay of DCED. The committee will meet on the third Thursday of every month from 1:30-2:30pm. The call-in information for the meeting is below: Audio Connection: 1-650-479-3208 Access Code: 640 473 467