Western PA CoC

The Pennsylvania Western Region Continuum of Care’s (Western PA CoC) mission is to end homelessness through a coordinated community-based process of identifying needs and building an open and integrated system of housing and services that addresses those needs.Per HUD Regulation 24 CFR Part 578, and to fulfill the stated mission, the purpose of the CoC is to:

  • Promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness;
  • Promote access to funding for efforts for rapid re-housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness;
  • Promote access to and effective use of mainstream programs;
  • Optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

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 Western PA CoC is comprised of 20 counties organized geographically into two Regional Homelessness Advisory Boards (RHABs):

  • Northwest RHAB – Crawford, Warren, McKean, Potter, Mercer, Venango, Forest, Elk, Cameron, Lawrence, Clarion, Jefferson, and Clearfield counties
  • Southwest RHAB – Butler, Armstrong, Indiana, Washington, Westmoreland, Greene and Fayette counties

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

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Southwest RHAB Monthly Meeting 10:00 am
Southwest RHAB Monthly Meeting @ Monroeville Public Library
Jan 11 @ 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
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 17 @ 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
Valley Youth House Webinar #1 – Positive Youth and Human Development 10:00 am
Valley Youth House Webinar #1 – Positive Youth and Human Development
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Description: Born out of the first studies of adolescent pathways to adulthood and combined with strength-based techniques and prevention science, Positive Youth/Human Development (PYHD) has become a way of looking at adolescents differently. Looking at what contributes to a youth becoming a successful adult is tied greatly to what we as adults encourage youth to[...]

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