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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

Washington’s Homeless Student Population Grew by 30% in 3 Years

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 Washington, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers.

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Ohio Has 27,000 Homeless Students, Just Over Half Outside Cities

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 Ohio, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers.

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Two-Thirds of Maryland’s Homeless Students Live in Suburbs

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 Maryland, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers.

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The Silent Crisis: Student Homelessness on the 30th Anniversary of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

To mark the 30th anniversary of the McKinney-Vento Act, ICPH released commentary by Barbara Duffield, SchoolHouse Connection, and Liz Cohen, ICPH's Chief of Staff, on the difference this important legislation has made in the lives of homeless children. This commentary acknowledges the progress made while examining the work that still has to be done.

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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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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