This week’s ChangeMaker is Jeff Olivet, the Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness – the only federal agency with a sole mission focused on preventing and ending homelessness in America. Jeff has more than two decades of experience in working to eradicate homelessness. His career includes time as a street outreach worker, CEO of the Center on Social Innovation, and founding member of Racial Equity Partners.
About Jeff Olivet: Jeff is the executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). He has worked to prevent and end homelessness for more than 25 years as a street outreach worker, case manager, coalition builder, researcher, and trainer. He is the founder of jo consulting, co-founder of Racial Equity Partners, and from 2010 to 2018, he served as CEO of C4 Innovations. Throughout his career, he has worked extensively in the areas of homelessness and housing, health and behavioral health, HIV, education, and organizational development. Jeff has been principal investigator on multiple research studies funded by private foundations and the National Institutes of Health. Jeff is deeply committed to social justice, racial equity, gender equality, and inclusion for all. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree from Boston College.