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From 2017-2020, homelessness in the Bay Area rose by 24% even as the rest of the country experienced declines.

With their resources and expertise, universities can be a powerful force for good in tackling the urgent housing crisis.

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We are a student-led initiative that connects the resources of universities to community partners in the Bay Area, empowering them to develop programs that advance housing and health equity for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Project Showcase: Helping develop a substance use disorder treatment program with LifeMoves

Substance use is disproportionately high among unhoused individuals. Working with LifeMoves (the largest homeless services provider in Silicon Valley) and other community partners, we have developed a program to bolster low-barrier substance use treatment at shelters, leveraging the evidence-based framework of contingency management. 

Read about this project in Our Works, and in this 2024 article covering the program in the San Francisco Chronicle. This work has been supported by grants from Stanford's Office of Community Engagement. 

"The ongoing collaboration with the Stanford Housing Equity Project provides incredible and vital expertise in clinical care, educational programing, and data-driven program design."

Dr. Brian Greenberg, Vice President of LifeMoves

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