Born and raised in San Francisco, Benioff, now CEO of the city's largest employer, has been involved in the matter in the past.
"Homelessness is not just a Bay Area issue – it's affecting every California community, and our entire nation and nation can benefit a lot from this work," said California Governor Gavin Newsom in a statement.
"Marc and Lynne were leaders in this area, and this generous investment will spur search for solutions and support best practices for further development Homeless people are improving their lives. "
"Rising housing costs and income inequality are leading to more people, including families and older adults, entering homelessness for the first time," UCSF said in a statement.
Margot Kushel, professor of medicine at UCSF and director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, will lead the initiative.
No medicine as powerful as living. But the problem is complex, "Kushel said in a statement," We know a lot about how to end homelessness, but this knowledge is not always well received by policy makers and is often not properly addressed. We have much more to learn to find the most effective ways to prevent and end homelessness. "