BHHI Advances Research, Evidence-Based Policy Solutions, and Education


BHHI strives to prevent and end homelessness by identifying, evaluating, and amplifying research-driven solutions. BHHI conducts research that builds on existing evidence while advancing urgent and emerging research priorities. We disseminate our findings broadly to bridge the divide between evidence and practice. Our research both strengthens successful, existing interventions and promotes new, innovative solutions, while recognizing the urgent, changing nature of homelessness along with the high costs of housing. BHHI sets itself apart by prioritizing research that is responsive to the needs of homelessness practitioners and policymakers and producing timely information to inform current debates and policy decisions.


Our work is oriented entirely towards impact. BHHI focuses on identifying and advancing policy solutions to prevent further expansion of homelessness, end existing homelessness, and inform the creation of extremely low-income housing in San Francisco, the State of California, and across the country. By recommending evidence-based policies to key stakeholders and translating findings into implementable practices, BHHI approaches homelessness with a view to developing solutions commensurate with the scale of the problem. 


BHHI is training the next generation of homelessness researchers, physicians, and scientists through our education programs, including post-doctoral scholars; clinical fellows; residents; medical, nursing, public health students; and undergraduates.