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Here's How San Francisco Counts Unhoused Residents
KQED News
February 1, 2024
The point-in-time count is a survey that measures the number of people staying in shelters. Data from the point-in-time count has its limitations, but the information is still valuable. San Francisco ...
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Using Alone at Home: What’s Missing in Housing-Based Responses to the Overdose Crisis?
Harm Reduction Journal
January 29, 2024
Responses to the overdose crisis in North America are increasingly centered on harm reduction approaches. In this commentary researchers aim to highlight current housing-based overdose prevention inte...
Opinion
Why Expanding Loan Forgiveness Is Urgent
Common Dreams
January 27, 2024
In this op-ed, Zena Dhatt, a Qualitative Research Project Manager at the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, calls for action to expand loan forgiveness. She outlines the struggles students f...
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Intimate Partner Violence Is a Precursor to Homelessness, Study Finds
Los Angeles Times
January 23, 2024
A special report on the relationship between intimate partner violence and homelessness in California by the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, found that 1 in 5 women who become homele...
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This Is One Way Californians End Up ‘Incredibly Vulnerable’ to Homelessness, New Study Reveals
San Francisco Chronicle
January 17, 2024
A special report, released by UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, explored the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and homelessness in California. Findings from the repo...
Videos
Webinar: Intimate Partner Violence & Homelessness: Findings from CASPEH
January 17, 2024
Domestic violence, frequently referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV), is a common precipitant of homelessness. This webinar is about the intersection of intimate partner violence and homelessn...
Reports
Toward Safety: Understanding Intimate Partner Violence and Homelessness
January 16, 2024
To better understand the experiences of survivors of intimate partner violence currently experiencing homelessness, this report analyzed data related to IPV in the California Statewide Study of People...
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UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative Releases Findings on Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and Homelessness
Benioff Homelessness & Housing Initiative
January 16, 2024
SAN FRANCISCO – The University of California, San Francisco Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative (BHHI) today released a special report on the relationship between intimate partner violence (IP...
Opinion
Progressive States Must Become Safe Havens for LGBTQ Adolescents
Washington Blade
January 12, 2024
In this op-ed, Morgan Philbin, PhD, MHS, associate director at the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative and director of the Educations Program, calls for progressive states to become safe haven...
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People Who Have Experienced Homelessness Sought Out as Trusted Health Care Advisers
California Health Care Foundation Blog
January 11, 2024
A growing number of people with lived experience of homelessness are finding opportunities in California to influence academic projects. More entities are beginning to create entire boards or councils...
Opinion
Unfair “Fair” Housing Act Requires Reform
Visible
January 9, 2024
In this op-ed, Jesica Giannola, one of the CASPEH Lived Expertise Advisory Board members, calls attention to the unfair polices in the "Fair Housing Act". She outlines the issues and the need for refo...
Opinion
When College Students Have No Home, It’s Up to Their Schools To Step Up
Chicago Sun-Times
January 5, 2024
In this op-ed, Cheyenne Garcia, senior research analyst at the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, calls for colleges to step up in helping students who experience homelessness. She outlines ...
Opinion
A Doctor's Obligation as a Private Citizen
MedPage Today
January 5, 2024
In this op-ed, Maria Raven, MD, MPH, associate director at the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, outlines the civic responsibility physicians have, even as private citizens, to be thoughtfu...
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‘Food, Medicine or a Roof’: Tough Choices, Harsh Living Face San Diego’s Homeless Seniors
NBC San Diego
December 28, 2023
California accounts for about a third of the nation’s homeless population and among this population, seniors are the fastest growing group. Research shows that living on the streets prematurely ages a...
Opinion
Study Veterans To Understand Rising Homelessness | Opinion
Newsweek
December 26, 2023
In this op-ed, Tom Murphy, the Senior Director of Communications for the National Alliance to End Homelessness, calls congress to fully fund and expand veteran homelessness programs. He highlights the...
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Provider Perceptions of Challenges and Facilitators to Surgical Care in Unhoused Patients: A Qualitative Analysis
Surgery
December 22, 2023
Unhoused patients have worse surgical outcomes than the general population, resulting in premature mortality. Researchers conducted 26 semi-structured interviews of clinicians who care for patients wi...
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Homelessness Tied to Worse Cancer Outcomes Among Veterans
MedPage Today
December 21, 2023
In a cohort of over 100,000 patients who received care from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health system, those experiencing homelessness were more likely to be diagnosed with stage IV colore...
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Housing Status, Cancer Care, and Associated Outcomes Among US Veterans
JAMA Network Open
December 21, 2023
Cancer is a leading cause of death among older people experiencing homelessness. In this retrospective cohort study, researchers sought to characterize the diagnosis, treatment, surgical outcomes, and...