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The Dollars and Sense of a Basic Education

Huffington Post - 3/2015

"Education does pay, and can be the difference between residing in shelter or your own home."
                                                                            -Ralph da Costa Nunez

Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness President Ralph da Costa Nunez explains in his new Huffington Post Blog why investing in the basic education of homeless parents just makes sense, for both homeless families and taxpayers.

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Quick Look: On the Map

Family homelessness in New York City is at an all-time high. If you only have one minute, use it to take a Quick Look at ICPH’s most recent report, which reveals the scope of family homelessness in every New York City neighborhood and ranks city council districts by the number of family shelter units. Stay tuned for more Quick Looks by neighborhood.

The Cost of Child Care

In Sunset Park, Employment is Key
by Dona Anderson, Senior Public Affairs Officer

In the recent report, Past the Tipping Point: Emerging Signs of Community Vulnerability in Sunset Park, released by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, analysts noticed that while Sunset Park fares worse in comparison to Brooklyn and New York City in factors such as median family income, poverty rate, rent burden, and the availability of affordable housing, there was one factor that stood out for not standing out at all—Sunset Park’s unemployment rate was the same as Brooklyn’s and the city’s overall.


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