More than half a million people are experiencing homelessness in the United States. 

The UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative is at the center of a movement to shape homelessness and housing research with an equity lens, partnering with the community and ensuring involvement of people with lived experience of homelessness.

BHHI is a trusted, non-partisan research group that conducts evidence-based research to inform policies and programs. We strive to change policies for the better, developing innovative strategies and scalable solutions for preventing and ending homelessness. Our diverse and multi-disciplinary team brings expertise in clinical care, research, statistics, management, community engagement, communications, and policy.

BHHI is part of the University of California, San Francisco—a world-class research university dedicated to the health sciences—and within the Department of Medicine at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital—a hospital that consistently ranks among the top 10 hospitals nationally and is the only public hospital in the city.

Hear from Dr. Margot Kushel

Our Director introduces BHHI

Our Story

Read about our origin and how we launched BHHI from the ground up.


Mission & Vision

We are guided in all our actions by our shared mission and vision.

Our Team

A passionate group with a shared goal to reduce and end homelessness.

Join Our Team

Work with us to end homelessness and housing instability.