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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.
Map illustrating single-county and multi-county HUD Continuums of Care in California.
A checklist for ensuring your program follows Housing First principles.
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 report highlights 5 areas where people with behavioral health needs leaving California prisons and jails (i.e., the report’s “target population)” experience the greatest challenges in accessing housing. It also provides 10 complementary recommendations for actions that state, county, and local leaders can take to reduce homelessness among this population.”
“A comprehensive assessment of state-administered programs that serve people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, with the purpose of analyzing program funding, populations served, and the resulting outcomes for the people served.”
A needs assessment conducted in San Diego County focused on older adults at-risk of or currently experiencing homelessness. The report provides recommendations for combating homelessness among older adults.