Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness      Bringing family homelessness into focus.

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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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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.


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

Patch: Bed-Stuy’s Student Homelessness Problem: Politicians Weigh In

The issue was highlighted this week when ICPH released an interactive map on neighborhoods with the highest percent of homeless students. The map was part of a report that found Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville had percentages of 15.2% within their school districts. Read more
Feb 24th, 2017   |   Education, New York City

Queens Chronicle: Fewer kids homeless in Queens schools

Fewer Queens students have experienced homelessness than in other parts of the city, but pockets of the borough still have a high rate of pupils without permanent residences, according to a new report by ICPH. Read more
Feb 23rd, 2017   |   Education, New York City

Bronx Chronicle: New Interactive Map of Student Homelessness Now Available

As student homelessness continues to grow nationwide, ICPH has launched a new, free interactive data tool to inform educators, service providers, and policy makers about data concerning homeless students in New York City. Read more
Feb 20th, 2017   |   Education, New York City

Kings County Politics: Samuel, Butler Weigh In On Bed-Stuy, Brownsville Student Homelessness

Two of the leading candidates for the upcoming vacant 41st District City Council Seat weighed in yesterday on one of the district’s biggest issues – how to deal with Bed-Stuy and Brownsville housing the 3rd and 4th largest population citywide of homeless public school students. Read more
Feb 17th, 2017   |   Education, New York City

QNS: More than 30 percent of students at these Queens schools are currently homeless, study finds

An interactive map and study released by a nonprofit research organization revealed that more than 127,000 students in New York City have experienced homelessness within the last five school years. Read more
Feb 17th, 2017   |   Education, New York City

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