Jonathan Cox
Full Name
Mr Jonathan Cox BS
Job Title
Director, Housing Solutions
C4 Innovations
Speaker Bio
Jon Cox, BS, has twenty-five years of experience working in homelessness, substance use, and supportive housing in the U.S. and United Kingdom. Jon leads the housing and homelessness technical assistance work at C4 Innovations that is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development.

Jon has provided technical assistance to numerous HUD Continuums of Care, including Ohio’s Balance of State (BoS), a rurally-based Continuum of Care with over 80 counties, to design and implement rapid rehousing standards that reflect best practices. Jon also led the design and implementation of a diversion program with Ohio’s BoS Continuum of Care developed to complement their coordinated entry system. Over the past two years, Jon has worked with Dayton, Ohio and Georgia BoS Continuums of Care to integrate housing first principles across the spectrum of homeless services including emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, and rapid re-housing projects as well as permanent supportive housing programs.

Jon is a subject matter expert in recovery housing and responds to national technical assistance requests. Over the past twelve months, Jon has co-led regional meetings that brought together recovery housing stakeholders to discuss best practice, current trends, and common challenges to the recovery housing world. He is currently providing technical assistance across numerous states including West Virginia, Texas, and Kentucky, supporting communities to increase recovery housing capacity and implement Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) protocols.

Prior to joining C4 Innovations, Jon was the planning manager for Georgia’s BoS Continuum of Care and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Entitlement regions. He managed the Notice Of Funding Availability cycle, supervised the distribution of ESG funds, oversaw the expansion of the rapid rehousing program across 151 rural counties, and piloted a harm reduction case management program for permanent supportive housing throughout the state, expanding it to 10 locations within the first two years.

He has a Bachelor of Science in Combined Studies from the University of Leicester in England.
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