About the Department of Homelessness
& Supportive Housing


Through the provision of coordinated, compassionate, and high‐quality services, the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing strives to make homelessness in San Francisco rare, brief, and one time.


The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) launched on July 1, 2016. The department combines key homeless serving programs and contracts from the Department of Public Health (DPH), the Human Services Agency (HSA), the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD), and the Department of Children Youth and Their Families (DCYF). This consolidated department has a singular focus on preventing and ending homelessness for people in San Francisco.