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 & Kim Stucke
    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 form or complete the survey if you have not done so already.

Documents and Resources


FY2017 Resources

FY2016 Resources

West Ranking scoring sheet FINAL

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

Western 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”.

Western PA CoC – FY16 project ranking, 9-6-16-FINAL

FY2015 Resources

Merged Ranking 2015

PA-601 Western PA CoC FY2015 CoC Application

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


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
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This is the meeting for the Southwest RHAB. If you are interested in attending, please contact Tammy Knouse (724-430-3013, tknouse@fccaa.org or Amanda Feltenberger 724-284-5114, afeltenb@co.butler.pa.us) to make sure the meeting is still going to be held.
Western Pa CoC Board Meetings 10:00 am
Western Pa CoC Board Meetings
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Meeting Locations: February 1, 2019 – Hampton Inn, Grove City April 10, 2019 (Full CoC Meeting) – TBD Southwest Location June 12, 2019 – Allegheny Grille August 14, 2019 – Hampton Inn, Grove City October 16, 2019 (Full CoC Meeting) – TBD Northwest Location December 11, 2019 – Hampton Inn, Grove City
Western CoC Coordinated Entry Trainings 1:00 pm
Western CoC Coordinated Entry Trainings
Nov 15 @ 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 Data Management and Outcomes Committee 1:30 pm
Western CoC Data Management and Outcomes Committee
Nov 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
The Western PA CoC Data Management and Outcomes Committee meets on the third Thursday of every month from 1:30-2:30pm. Call-in information is below: PIN: 321557 Bridge Number: 17176124733 TollFree 18557501027