Eastern CoC

Central Valley RHAB

The mission of the Central Valley Regional Homeless Advisory Board (CV-RHAB) is to reduce and/or end homelessness in the eleven-county region. Any service provider or stakeholder with a vested interest in ending homelessness within the following counties may participate in the CV-RHAB:

  • Columbia
  • Cumberland
  • Juniata
  • Lebanon
  • Mifflin
  • Montour
  • Northumberland
  • Perry
  • Schuylkill
  • Snyder
  • Union

The CV-RHAB will join with other organizations, providing a mechanism for planning, coordinating efforts, and advocating for increased opportunities for households experiencing homelessness and will undertake the following activities:

  1. Elect from the CV-RHAB membership representatives for the PA Eastern CoC and identifying volunteers for CoC sub-committees as needed. Each year in May, the CV-RHAB shall submit the names of two of its members to serve on the PA Eastern CoC Governing Board. In addition, the CV-RHAB may, if requested by the CoC submit names of those who may serve as a ‘Member-at-Large’ on the CoC;
  2. Actively seek out and secure the participation of stakeholders within the region in the CV-RHAB;
  3. Identify housing needs in the region;
  4. Evaluate existing housing and housing related resources;
  5. Identify gaps/unmet regional housing needs;
  6. Provide input to the PA Eastern CoC on the design and implementation of the CoC plan to address homelessness;
  7. Provide input for the prioritization of the region’s needs including recommendation to the CoC Board for CoC and ESG funding;
  8. Conduct a Homeless Point in Time (PIT) count in the region at least once annually;
  9. Identify and share Best Practices;
  10. Provide outreach to and mentoring opportunities for service providers;
  11. Set the agenda for meetings of the CV-RHAB;
  12. Assist the CoC in ensuring timely, accurate data collection for entry/inclusion in:

-The Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) or any system as developed and mandated by HUD and/or the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED);

-Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR);

-PIT count for the region;

-Housing Inventory Chart (HIC);

-Publishing meeting notices and minutes on-line.

RHAB Chairs

Chris Kapp with Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities and Andrea Kehler Herb with Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. are co-chairs for the RHAB.