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This library contains documents that may be useful to counties and/or Tribal entities as they design and implement behavioral health bridge housing. The search function allows you to search by keyword and resource type. Although BHBH staff has reviewed all resources for relevance to behavioral health bridge housing and to categorize them by topic, please note that external links and resources may not fully reflect the views of DHCS or AHP.
“This report explores the application of tiny houses to Alameda County by providing background information about tiny houses for homeless individuals, including a brief history of tiny houses in the
The California Statewide Study of People Experiencing Homelessness (CASPEH), conducted by The University of California, San Francisco Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative (BHHI), is the largest representative study of homelessness in the United States since the mid-1990s. The study provides a comprehensive look at the causes and consequences of homelessness in California and recommends policy changes to shape programs in response.
This resource for state policy makers “provides strategies and tools as well as examples of policy language that addresses the role and contribution of recovery housing, standards of care for recovery housing and protections for people in recovery served by such residences.”
FAQ on recovery residences, including resident characteristics, outcomes, neighborhood impact, and areas for research.
Description of a collective impact model for addressing “unsheltered homelessness, barriers to health care, and the harm caused by the criminal legal system,” while improving “neighborhood quality of life.” The program “provides supportive interim housing . . . draws on the harm reduction philosophy, focuses on building constructive and trusting relationships, and employs a racial equity lens.”
A framework for delivering assertive outreach to people who are experiencing street-based homelessness.