The UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative leverages strategic science to educate future housing leaders and inform policy decision-makers on homelessness. Our partnerships help us create lasting positive change within the communities most affected by homelessness and housing instability across the United States.
We strive to reduce the burden of homelessness, using a combined framework of strategic science and community-engaged research to inform perspectives, policies, and practices. Designed to address gaps in knowledge important to policy decision-making, strategic science depends on the reciprocal exchange of information between researchers, policymakers, and practitioners. In community-engaged research, researchers and community members collaborate as equals through all phases of the research process.