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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.

National

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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Interactive Data

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.

Index Link

Texas Has Over 100,000 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 Texas, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers. Read more
Nov 28th, 2016   |   Education, Latest News, Latest Publication, National, State Briefs, What's New

New York Has the 3rd Highest Percentage of Homeless Students in the U.S.

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 New York, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers. Read more
Nov 28th, 2016   |   Education, Latest News, What's New

Florida’s Homeless Students Concentrated 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 Florida, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers. Read more
Oct 28th, 2016   |   Education, National

Georgia Has More Homeless Students in Rural Areas Than in 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 Georgia, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers. Read more
Oct 26th, 2016   |   Education, Latest Publication, National, What's New

Are We Creating Chronic Homelessness? The Past, Present, and Future of Federal Homelessness Policy

This guest policy commentary by Barbara Duffield, director of policy and programs for the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), reexamines the assumptions of current federal homelessness policy, its emphasis on chronically homeless individuals, and its impact on homeless families. Read more
Oct 26th, 2016   |   Education, Housing, National

In the Trenches: How Communities Are Faring in the Era of Rapid Re-Housing

This policy research commentary examines rapid re-housing where the rubber hits the road, recounting experiences in cities and communities across the nation and taking a closer look at where it works and where it does not. Read more
Oct 26th, 2016   |   Housing, National, What's New

HUD’s Family Options Study: Revisiting the Preliminary Results

This Policy Research Commentary takes a closer look at the interim results of HUD's Family Options Study, the most comprehensive study ever conducted to test different approaches to addressing family homelessness, and raises serious questions about the ability to draw any definitive conclusions thus far. Read more
Jul 1st, 2016   |   Housing, Public Opinion

American Almanac of Family Homelessness 2015

In a single, comprehensive resource, the American Almanac of Family Homelessness identifies and analyzes key issues surrounding homelessness among families with children, examines state strategies, and illustrates the impact of public policies on family homelessness across the country. Read more
Sep 1st, 2015   |   American Almanac, Housing

Meeting the Child Care Needs of Homeless Families: How Do States Stack Up?

Without safe and reliable care for their children, homeless parents cannot search for or sustain employment or access the job training, education, and other services essential to resolving their homelessness. Federal and state subsidized child care, designed to support low-income families’ self-sufficiency, should be a resource for these families. Read more
Aug 1st, 2014   |   Child Care, Housing

Hitting the Target: A Case Study of Rapid Rehousing in Philadelphia

This brief presents a case study of Philadelphia’s experience with rapidly rehousing its homeless population between 2010 and 2012. It highlights the role of data collection and analysis in effectively using rapid-rehousing programs as part of a larger, comprehensive homeless-services effort. Read more
Jul 1st, 2014   |   Housing

Making Rapid Re-Housing Work

In this policy brief, ICPH finds promising results with regard to rapid re-housing program design, implementation, and certain outcomes. Questions are raised regarding replicability of aspects of the program in other localities where certain conditions, such as a depressed housing market with below-market rents, may not exist. Read more
Jun 1st, 2013   |   Housing