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Other Work

Beyond our research, ICPH combines different mediums to make the issues of family poverty and homelessness accessible to everyone. Through compelling visuals, hard-hitting personal stories, in-depth reporting, and profound research, ICPH communicates the growing problem of family homelessness and sheds light on the importance of ending these entrenched issues.

Charts and Graphics

ICPH’s charts and graphics let readers visualize our research findings in a clear, understandable way. Browse our graphics archive by the type and topic of the graphic. Graphics taken from our research reports and briefs contain links to their reports, as well as all other graphics from that report.

Reports and Briefs

ICPH researches the causes of family homelessness, the demographics of this growing population, the conditions that make it difficult for homeless families to become self-sufficient, and the programs that are most effective in helping them transition out of pover . ICPH works with programs and partners across the U.S. to conduct and disseminate this research in order to improve services and influence public policy.

News and Events

Stay up-to-date on everything impacting families experiencing homelessness, including ICPH news and events.

UNCENSORED

UNCENSORED: American Family Experiences with Poverty and Homelessness portrays the realities of family homelessness and the effect of policy and practice on these vulnerable families, through pointed and informative articles and personal stories from real families and service providers.

Maps and Data

ICPH creates visually compelling maps and infographics as a powerful means to communicate complex data.

Books and Resources

News

ICPH is your news source on family homelessness and poverty.

Events

The millions of children and their parents who experience homelessness every year are served by an innovative-minded and caring group of service providers, educators, policy makers, and analysts who are always trying new methods to prevent or mitigate the impacts of homelessness on families. ICPH regularly hosts interactive webinars and engaging events, as well as our biennial Beyond Housing conference, in order to build bridges across the field of family homelessness.

Media Resources

For Media inquiries, please contact the External Affairs staff at Media@ICPHusa.org or call 212-358-8086.

Partnerships

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New York City

In New York City, more and more children and families are facing the most extreme form of instability and poverty—homelessness. ICPH has worked in New York City since our founding, and the city and surrounding area remain integral to our work.

States

ICPH’s national research reflects the growing prevalence of child and family homelessness in America, examining nationwide trends as well as local case studies in individual communities. 

State Rankings

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Our Research

Through the examination of empirical, quantifiable data, ICPH seeks to inform and enhance public policy related to homeless families, with an emphasis on the impact on children.

Students

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Families

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Data Apps

ICPH produces interactive tools and data for users to further explore the effects of homelessness on children and their families. These tools allow people from different fields to tailor and engage with ICPH data in a way that is meaningful to them and the unique needs of their organization.

Blog

ICPH’s blog, At the Data’s Edge, looks beyond the numbers at the meaning behind the research. Check in with our team biweekly for a deeper discussion of the findings.

Index Link

Proficiency Rates Among Homeless Students

During elementary school, the typical student who was homeless had half the proficiency on their 5th-grade math and English Language Arts assessments. Read more
Aug 16th, 2017   |   Education, New York City

School Suspensions and Grade Retention Among Homeless Students

During elementary school, the typical student who was homeless had twice the risk of being suspended or held back a grade. Read more
Aug 16th, 2017   |   Education, New York City

Chronic Absenteeism Among Homeless Students

During elementary school, the typical student who was homeless missed 88 days of school—almost half of a school year. Read more
Aug 16th, 2017   |   Education, New York City

Homeless Student School Transfers

During elementary school, the typical student who was homeless transferred schools mid-year two times. Read more
Aug 16th, 2017   |   Education, New York City

Housing Transitions Among Homeless Students

During elementary school, the typical student who was homeless, lived in at least two housing settings. Read more
Aug 16th, 2017   |   Education, New York City

1 in 7 New York City public school students…

1 in 7 New York City public school students will be homeless during elementary school. Read more
Aug 16th, 2017   |   Education, New York City

1 in 7 New York City public school students…

Unless current trends change, 1 in 7 New York City public school students will be homeless during elementary school. Read more
Aug 16th, 2017   |   Education, New York City

Homelessness is …

Homelessness is a women's issue, an early childhood issue, a teen pregnancy issue, a domestic violence issue, and a criminal justice issue. Read more
Oct 20th, 2016   |   Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, Education

Domestic Violence is a Homeless Family Issue

More than 1 in 4 families with children in the New York City shelter system entered because of domestic violence. 1 in 4 high school students who reported being physically hurt on purpose by someone they were dating was homeless. Read more
Oct 3rd, 2016   |   Domestic Violence

Where are homeless students?

Homeless students attended school in every school district in New York City in SY 2014–15 with an average of 8% of students homeless citywide. Read more
Aug 17th, 2016   |   Education

Number of Homeless Students by Grade

Number of Homeless Students by Grade Read more
Aug 17th, 2016   |   Education

Homeless Students in New York City Public Schools

One out of every eight students attending school in SY 2014–15 had been homeless at some point since SY 2010–11—over 127,000 students. Read more
Aug 17th, 2016   |   Education