HomeAid looks forward to welcoming you at our
Annual Housing Forum.
We have a great new venue and exciting Keynote Experts from:

Thursday, May 9, 2019
9:15 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Reston Community Center
2310 Colts Neck Road
Reston, VA 20191

Lunch Provided

Questions: Cilda Pretorius | cpretorius@homeaidnova.org | 703-953-3525


9:15 am-9:45 am

9:45 am – 10:00 am
Welcome remarks: Kristyn Burr, HomeAid Executive Director & CEO and
Sponsor Presentation

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Racism and Homelessness: Beyond the Data
presented by: Regina Cannon & Jeff Olivet from The Center for Social Innovation

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Networking Lunch provided by HomeAid Northern Virginia

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Centering Racial Equity in the Homeless Response System
facilitated by: Regina Cannon

An interactive session for CoC Leads and provider decision makers to discuss what is needed to create a culture that supports centering racial equity in your work and how your team can begin that work.

Note for PM attendees:
COC LEADS: Bring Racial Equity Analysis tool with you, (wifi available) Questions to think about:
1.) What questions has this data provoked?
2.) What measures, if any, have been taken or what measures are on the horizon?
CARE PROVIDERS: Bring knowledge of organizational internal demographics (ie. staff, board & clients)


Regina Cannon, Chief Equity and Impact Officer, Center for Social Innovation

Regina Cannon, Chief Equity and Impact Officer at the Center for Social Innovation (C4), has dedicated her career to being a vocal, active leader fighting for equitable policies, systems, and institutions and addressing marginalization of people of color. She has more than 18 years of experience leading anti-poverty initiatives addressing homelessness, supportive housing, criminal justice reform, community capacity building, and youth leadership development.

Previously, Regina was Southeast Director for Corporation for Supportive Housing where she worked with communities to transform systems of care into data and performance driven systems that provide sustainable, permanent housing to those experiencing homelessness. She managed a large portfolio of initiatives across multiple sectors addressing Frequent User Service Enhancement (FUSE) with health care and criminal justice partners, Moving On with public housing authorities, and Supportive Housing Development with non-profit organizations and local developers.

Regina has managed mental health and drug court programs as well as restorative board programs for young adults engaged with the criminal justice system. She was also an Assistant Professor of Psychology.

Jeff Olivet, Senior Advisor, Center for Social Innovation

Jeff Olivet has worked in homelessness, behavioral health, and public health for more than two decades. As a teacher, writer, and policy leader, he shapes new directions for programs and organizations across the United States and internationally. He specializes in creative approaches to promoting best practices for large and small organizations. Jeff has worked as a street outreach worker, case manager, coalition builder, activist, national trainer and technical assistance provider, as well as a curriculum developer, writer, and inspirational public speaker. From 2010 to 2018, he was CEO of the Center for Social Innovation, where he led the growth and development of this dynamic social policy company. In addition to his work with C4, Jeff has a consulting practice through jo consulting, which he launched in 2018. Jeff is Principal Investigator on multiple research studies funded by National Institutes of Health, and he has spearheaded the SPARC Initiative (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities), a multi-city effort to address racial inequity in homelessness. His blogs and Changing the Conversation podcasts are widely circulated, providing thought leadership for the field. In 2018, Jeff launched jo consulting, focusing on creating organizational and systems change around homelessness and behavioral health. Jeff is deeply committed to social justice, racial equity, gender equality, and inclusion for all. With a BA from the University of Alabama and an MA from Boston College, he divides his time between Cambridge, Massachusetts and Washington, DC.

Questions: Cilda Pretorius | cpretorius@homeaidnova.org | 703-953-3525

The HomeAid Northern Virginia Housing Forum has become Northern Virginia’s most unique and valuable opportunity to meet shelter partners and gather take-aways from community leaders in the field.

Case managers, program managers, and executive decision-makers will benefit from an agenda which will focus on Leading with Racial Equity: Data and Beyond


If you are interested in sponsoring our Housing Forum, please contact Kristyn Burr (571-283-6320)