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In New York City, 1 in 8 children attending public school had experienced homelessness within the past five school years. That is 127,000 children.

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Registration is now open for the Beyond Housing Conference in NYC, January 10–12, 2018.

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1 in 5 teen parents with children in the NYC Department of Education daycare program for student parents had been homeless in the past 5 years.

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1 in 10 teen parents with children in the NYC Department of Education daycare program for student parents became homeless after the birth or their first child.

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What's New

Out of the Shadows: A State-by-State Ranking of Accountability for Homeless Students

A quality education can be the most important tool to helping children and families lift themselves out of a recurring pattern of housing instability. To do that, however, these children must first be identified as homeless and then receive the necessary support to ensure that homelessness does not disrupt their learning.

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Mental Health and Homeless Students: A Closer Look

Join ICPH's Senior Policy Analyst Anna Shaw-Amoah as she takes a closer look at the mental health struggles homeless high school students face, highlighting existing social and emotional supports, and considering ways to increase access to trauma-informed services for teens.

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Virginia Has Almost 18,000 Homeless Students Statewide

This snapshot is part of a series analyzing student homelessness in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It analyzes how many homeless students are enrolled in public schools in Virginia, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers.

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Calling for Proposals

ICPH invites service providers, practitioners, policy makers, homeless and formerly homeless individuals, advocates, and researchers to submit presentation proposals for the Beyond Housing 2018 Conference to be held January 10-12, 2018.

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On the Map: The Dynamics of Family Homelessness in New York City 2017

This new report is an in-depth analysis of dozens of demographic, economic, educational, and geographic factors that impact family homelessness in New York City.

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The Health and Well-Being of Homeless High School Students

ICPH developed an interactive tool for users to further explore differences in risk behaviors and health outcomes between homeless high school students and their housed classmates.

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Conference Registration Now Open

Join fellow practitioners, policy makers, and service providers to share new and effective programs, solutions, and policies aimed at reducing poverty and homelessness among children and families in the US.

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POLITICO New York: New York City’s homeless high schoolers face daunting health risks

NYC’s homeless high school students face a daunting array of health risks, including asthma attacks, unplanned pregnancies and self-harm, according to a study to be released Monday by ICPH.

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More Than a Place to Sleep: Understanding the Health and Well-Being of Homeless High School Students

In New York City, one out of every eight public school students has been homeless at some point in the past five years. One in four (26%) of these students is in high school. In this report, we begin to explore differences in risk behaviors and health outcomes between homeless high school students and their housed classmates.

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Missed Opportunity: Under-Identification of Homeless Children in NYC Preschool Special Education

Early identification of special education needs improves long-term educational and social outcomes for children and is mandated under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It has also been shown to decrease economic burdens through improving academic success and reducing the need for special education as children age.

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Latest publications

Out of the Shadows: A State-by-State Ranking of Accountability for Homeless Students

A quality education can be the most important tool to helping children and families lift themselves out of a recurring pattern of housing instability. To do that, however, these children must first be identified as homeless and then receive the necessary support to ensure that homelessness does not disrupt their learning.

READ MORE

On the Map: The Dynamics of Family Homelessness in New York City 2017

This new report is an in-depth analysis of dozens of demographic, economic, educational, and geographic factors that impact family homelessness in New York City.

READ MORE