Solutions to End Homelessness

Ending Homelessness

Our commitment to ending homelessness and ensuring safe, stable, affordable housing for all is at the heart of our work. We believe homelessness is unjust and unconscionable, and that access to housing and services is a basic human right.

We identify and promote evidence-based practices, train thousands of homeless service providers each year, and provide organizational consultation to improve homeless services throughout the U.S. and internationally. We also develop a wide range of technical assistance and learning products in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Our Expert Team

Led by Laura Gillis, our Homelessness and Housing team includes service providers, trainers, researchers, and people who have experienced homelessness. Our work is grounded in our experience providing outreach, shelter, housing, mental health and addiction services, health care, and Continuum of Care planning and implementation. For more information, contact Laura Gillis. Click on team member’s name to learn more.
Laura Gillis, R.N., M.S., Chief Program Officer
Ellen BassukEllen Bassuk, M.D., Founder and Senior Technical Advisor
Regina Cannon, M.S., Chief Equity and Impact Officer
Jonathan Cox, B.S., Senior Project Director
KraybillKen Kraybill, M.S.W., Lead Trainer
Ayala Livny
Ayala Livny, M.Ed., Trainer
Christina Murphy Oct 2015Christina Murphy, M.M., Director of Communications
Jeff OlivetJeff Olivet, M.A., Senior Advisor
VolkKatie Volk, M.A., Senior Project Director

Health Care for the Homeless Rally

C4 CEO Jeff Olivet tells a national Health Care for the Homeless rally at Union Station in Washington, DC that “housing is health care,” but housing alone cannot end homelessness.

Housing & Homelessness Resources

Examples of Our Work

People with History of Homelessness Encouraged to Apply

C4’s Steven Samra talks about being homeless and how he uses his experiences to inform his work.

Lead the Way

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), C4 has developed a training tool for public housing agency/authority (PHA) staff and boards to ensure that public resources are used efficiently. The tool blends video, audio, interactive activities, quizzes, and text to create an immersive experience that engages learners in mastering the information necessary to do their work well.

Training Tools for Continuum of Care Programs

C4 collaborated with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to create training tools for Continuum of Care (CoC) programs. An online module helps users understand how to administer a CoC Program, such as project requirements for housing and participants. A video provides an overview of requirements and recommendations for coordination and collaboration between CoC and Consolidated Plan (Con Plan) Jurisdictions, including those with and without Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) allocations.

Telling the Story of Homelessness

Homelessness intersects with multiple facets of human services, from housing to mental health to recovery. C4 training ranges from the history of homelessness, to current policy analysis, to evidence-based skills that support people transitioning to stable life in the community.
  • Homelessness Prevention
  • Homelessness Prevention
  • Homelessness Prevention
  • Homelessness Prevention


C4 has supported Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) grantees beginning to enter data in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s local Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Grantees have joined learning communities hosted by C4 staff that provided peer-led and staff-facilitated discussions addressing readiness, challenges, and barriers aimed at seamless and successful transitions.

Supporting PATH Outreach

We strengthen the skills of service providers who work with people experiencing homelessness and mental illness. Funded by SAMHSA’s Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH), C4 has trained thousands of homeless service providers in all fifty states and six territories.