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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

Student Homelessness in New York City School Districts

Delve into data about the homeless student population in NYC’s school districts. Read more
Oct 5th, 2017   |   Education, Housing, New York City, What's New

On the Map: The Atlas of Student Homelessness in New York City 2017

For the more than 140,000 students in New York City who have been homeless, the impact of housing instability is all too real. These children are not only struggling with maintaining a place to sleep, but also attending school, succeeding academically, and accessing supports for their additional educational and behavioral needs. The 2017 Atlas of Student Homelessness in New York City provides an in-depth look at the educational outcomes of homeless students. Read more
Aug 14th, 2017   |   Education, Latest Publication, New York City, What's New

Taken Away: The Prevalence of Homeless Children in Foster Care

"When children are separated from their parents at an early age, they are at greater risk for mental health problems, developmental delays, and difficulty forming relationships later in life." Read more
May 11th, 2017   |   Child Care

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
Apr 19th, 2017   |   Domestic Violence, Education, Employment, Housing, Latest Publication, New York City, What's New

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. Read more
Mar 13th, 2017   |   Education, Health, Latest News, Latest Publication, New York City, What's New

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. Read more
Feb 23rd, 2017   |   Education, What's New

The De Facto Segregation of Homeless Students in One New York City School District

School choice is intended to level the playing field among disadvantaged students. What does it mean then if school choice actually increases segregation in districts that offer it? This policy brief examines District 1, the most segregated school district in New York City by housing status. Read more
Dec 14th, 2016   |   Discriminatory Policies, Education, New York City, What's New

On the Map Community Snapshots: Family Homelessness in Your Community

This helpful resource examines family homelessness by New York City Community District, analyzing key elements such as shelter entry data and the extent of student homelessness. Each snapshot also details the stability indicators of each community, from the affordability of rental units to unemployment rates. Read more
Nov 17th, 2016   |   Community Profile, Education, Housing, New York City, What's New

Bridging the Graduation Gap: Stability is Key for Homeless High School Students

a policy spotlight February 2017 High school graduation is a key marker of educational achievement. Adults with a high school... Read more
Oct 28th, 2016   |   Education, Housing, New York City, What's New

On The Map: The Atlas of Student Homelessness in New York City 2016

In New York City, more and more children are facing the most extreme form of instability and poverty—homelessness. The new report provides a detailed picture of homelessness within the city's educational system: where homeless students go to school, what kinds of support they may need, what their academic outcomes look like, and what the lasting impacts of homelessness are educationally—even after a student's housing instability has ended. Read more
Aug 1st, 2016   |   Education, Health

Overlooked: The Far-Reaching Consequences of Late Identification of Homeless Students for Special Education Services

A new policy report examines when the special education needs of homeless students in New York City are most often identified, the impact of that timing on educational and behavioral outcomes, and the role that school stability plays in timely identification. Meeting the special education needs of homeless students as early as possible ensures this already marginalized group of children does not needlessly fall behind in school. Read more
Jul 1st, 2016   |   Child Care, Education, Health

Housing Affordability in Concourse/Highbridge: The Promise of Affordable Housing May Bring False Hope

This community profile takes an in-depth look at "affordable housing" in the Concourse/High­bridge neighborhood of the Bronx—one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City. A large percentage of new affordable housing units are financially out of reach for low-income residents in the neighborhood. Could new plans for development and affordable housing in the Jerome Avenue Corridor of the South Bronx destabilize this already vulnerable community? Read more
Jun 15th, 2016   |   Community Profile, Housing