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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

Webinar: The California Interactive Map

Join our Principal Policy Analyst, Josef Kannegaard and Senior GIS Analyst, Kristen MacFarlane on 10/19 as they walk through the California Interactive Map, looking at where homeless students attend school. Read more
Oct 11th, 2017   |   Education, Event, National, What's New

What Now? Homeless Students in the Aftermath of Harvey

The water in Houston may be receding, but the damage has been done. Before a single drop of rain fell in the state of Texas, more than 110,000 children in at least 25,000 families were homeless. Now those numbers have swelled into the hundreds of thousands. Read more
Sep 20th, 2017   |   Education, Letter, National, What's New

Why Do Homeless Students Miss School?

Children of all ages who live in homeless shelters have trouble getting to school. This means that half of students... Read more
Aug 28th, 2017   |   Blog, Education, New York City

Launch Event: The Atlas of Student Homelessness in New York City 2017

Join us for a breakfast conversation with leaders in the field and the launch of our latest publication, On the Map: The Atlas of Student Homelessness in New York City 2017. Read more
Aug 23rd, 2017   |   Education, Event, What's New

The Rapid Growth of Homeless Students in New York City: Instability in Every School District

With the launch of the 2017 On the Map: The Atlas of Student Homelessness in New York City, we see that student homelessness is rapidly growing in New York City public schools. Read more
Aug 21st, 2017   |   Blog, Education, New York City

FAQ About Family Homelessness

ICPH provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about family homelessness. Read more
Jun 19th, 2017   |   Blog

The Power of Data

ICPH added additional data to our Interactive Map of Student Homelessness so that educators, policy-makers, advocates, and all New Yorkers can see the big picture regarding student homelessness: what’s available—and what’s missing—in every neighborhood. Read more
Jun 19th, 2017   |   Blog, Education, Health

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. Read more
May 24th, 2017   |   Education, Event, Health, What's New

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. Read more
May 5th, 2017   |   Beyond Housing, Event, What's New

Launch Event: The Dynamics of Family Homelessness in New York City

Join us for a breakfast conversation with leaders in the field and the launch of our latest publication, On the Map: The Dynamics of Family Homelessness in New York City. Read more
Apr 17th, 2017   |   Event, New York City

Homeless Student Health Webinar

Join ICPH principal policy analyst Jennifer Erb-Downward as she walks you through the unique needs and risks these students face, revealed in the new report, More Than a Place to Sleep: Understanding the Health and Well-Being of Homeless High School Students. Read more
Mar 31st, 2017   |   Event, Health

Conference Registration Now Open

Join fellow practitioners, policy makers, and service providers to share new and effective programs, solutions, and policies aimed at reducing poverty and homelessness among children and families in the US. Read more
Mar 28th, 2017   |   Beyond Housing, Event, Latest News, What's New