Janice Elliott

Executive Director

Janice joined the Melville Charitable Trust as its Executive Director in 2012. She brings to the Trust over twenty-five years of innovation and achievement in creating solutions to prevent and end homelessness through systems reform and the creation of affordable and supportive housing.

Before joining the Trust, she led InSite Housing Solutions, a professional consulting firm specializing in the planning and creation of housing solutions. In this capacity, she served as consultant to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and was principal author of OpeningDoors Connecticut, a strategic framework for preventing and ending homelessness and the nation’s first state plan to be modeled on the federal Opening Doors initiative.

From 1993-2008 she held leadership positions at the Corporation for Supportive Housing, including Director of its Southern New England program and Managing Director of its national programs. Through this work she led the design of several statewide initiatives that have served as national models for the finance and production of supportive housing. Prior to the Corporation for Supportive Housing she was a project manager for The Community Builders, a national nonprofit developer of affordable housing.

Janice serves on the boards of Funders Together to End Homelessness and the Partnership for Strong Communities. She is a graduate of Indiana University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Vermont.

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