Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness      From research to policy and policy to practice.

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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: 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


ICPH is your news source on family homelessness and poverty.


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 or call 212-358-8086.


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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.


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.


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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

DNAinfo: See How the City’s Homelessness Crisis Affects Your School

One of every eight New York City public school students has experienced homelessness or housing instability in the past five school years, according to an analysis of 2014-15 data by the Institute which released an interactive map Wednesday providing school-by-school data on homeless attendees. Read more
Feb 16th, 2017   |   Education, New York City

6sqft: Homeless spending in NYC doubles over three years, likely to hit $2.3B

DNAinfo shares an analysis by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness that says in the 2014-15 school year, one in eight public school students had experienced homelessness in the past five years. During the 2015-16 school year, 105,445 children in grades K-12 were homeless, up from 82,000 the year prior. Read more
Feb 16th, 2017   |   Education, New York City

Patch: More Than 20 Percent Of Students Are Homeless At Liberty High School In Chelsea

More than 20 percent of students at the Liberty High School in Chelsea were homeless in the 2014-2015 school year, according to a new interactive map released Wednesday by ICPH. Read more
Feb 16th, 2017   |   Education, New York City

Sunnyside Post: Large number of children attending Western Queens schools are homeless, according to report

According to a report released by ICPH, approximately 5.2 percent of children in District 30, which covers Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, and parts of Woodside and Jackson Heights, have experienced homelessness in the last five years. Read more
Feb 15th, 2017   |   Education, New York City

Athens Banner-Herald: School vouchers raise too many questions

According to ICPH, nearly 2 percent of Georgia students – nearly 37,000 children – were homeless in the 2013-14 school year. Of those, 16 percent had disabilities. And while rural schools enroll 32 percent of all Georgia students, they enroll 40 percent of homeless students. Read more
Feb 11th, 2017   |   Education, National

Harlem World: Free On the Map Webinar On Student Homelessness From Harlem To Hollis

The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness is launching a new, free interactive data tool on February 15, 2017, 10 a.m., to inform educators, policy makers, and community members. Please join them for a live, online demonstration. Read more
Feb 9th, 2017   |   Education, New York City

World Socialist Web Site: New York City schools overwhelmed by student homelessness

ICPH has reported that over two-thirds of New York City students who were homeless during the 2014-2015 school year were also homeless in a previous school year. Read more
Feb 7th, 2017   |   Education, Housing, New York City

MetroFocus: Homeless Hotels Failing Grade

State lawmakers release a scathing report on the city’s homeless hotels. With the mayor less than thrilled we’ll break down the findings with an expert on a situation spiraling out of control. Read more
Feb 7th, 2017   |   Housing, New York City

Who. What. Why.: Crisis Hidden in Plain Sight: Homelessness and Housing Affordability

The crunch between income and the cost of shelter is one of the prime drivers behind New York City’s homeless crisis where close to 65,000 people are homeless and more than 24,000 of those are children. According to the Institute for Children Poverty and Homelessness, over 116,000 students statewide are homeless. Read more
Jan 30th, 2017   |   Education, Housing, New York City

City Limits: Homelessness Crisis Demands a New Kind of Shelter—Not More Hotel Rooms

"Over the last 30 years, there has been very little change in policies to address family homelessness. But a capital investment to develop new Tier III facilities would positively transform the entire family shelter system. The homeless and the community would be equally served while the costs of doing so would go down." Read more
Jan 26th, 2017   |   Housing, New York City, Rapid Re-Housing

The 74: After Three Years Living in a Shelter, Darius and His Mom Get Apartment of Their Own

In fact, formerly homeless students struggle academically at rates similar to their classmates who are still displaced, according to a recent report from the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness. Read more
Jan 25th, 2017   |   Education, New York City

Metro: Bloomberg left homeless mess for de Blasio

In large portions of the Bronx, 13 to 18 percent children enrolled in schools, were homeless, according to figures from the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness. Read more
Jan 13th, 2017   |   Education, Housing, New York City