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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

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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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Fall 2015, Vol 6.3

The Fall 2015 issue explores the technology gap between low-income students and their peers in “The Digital Divide;” describes the home visiting model of support for expectant and new parents in “Changing Lives with a Knock on the Door;” and shares how City of Refuge, a nonprofit in Atlanta, Georgia, is addressing the booming suburban poverty rate with innovation that includes culinary and automotive social enterprises in “Middle Class by Middle Age.” Read more
Jan 8th, 2017   |   Child Care, Education, Employment, Housing

Fall 2016/Winter 2017, Vol. 7.3

Welcome to the new online edition of UNCENSORED, Fall 2016/Winter 2017, featuring recommendations from service providers for what the new presidential administration should consider in the growing crisis of family homelessness. Read more
Jan 5th, 2017   |   Housing, Latest Publication, National, What's New

Summer 2016, Vol. 7.2

This issue takes a close look at both services and policies to understand where they do, can, or might have an impact on family homelessness. Read more
Jan 3rd, 2017   |   Education, Employment, Housing

Ears Up, Ears Down: Activity Book

Along his journey to find a new home, the adventurous dog Ears Up, Ears Down makes new friends and explores... Read more
Jan 1st, 2017   |   Featured Books
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Orejas Paradas, Orejas Caídas

We have recently translated our popular children's book Ears Up, Ears Down: A Dog's Journey Home into Spanish. Cuando Jim’s... Read more
Jan 1st, 2017   |   Featured Books
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Ears Up, Ears Down: A Dog’s Journey Home

"Children who read this book will deeply feel its impact, and it won’t be soon forgotten." (ReelMama.com) When Jim’s Junkyard... Read more
Jan 1st, 2017   |   Featured Books
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Mango’s Quest

Mango's Quest tells the tale of a young, orange-colored hamster who must leave his safe and warm cage in Room 222. Read more
Dec 1st, 2016   |   Children's Book
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Mango’s Quest Activity Book

Join Mango in his search for a home of his own! This activity book is the companion to Mango's Quest. Read more
Dec 1st, 2016   |   Children's Book
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Homelessness is …

Homelessness is a women's issue, an early childhood issue, a teen pregnancy issue, a domestic violence issue, and a criminal justice issue. Read more
Oct 20th, 2016   |   Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence, Education

Domestic Violence is a Homeless Family Issue

More than 1 in 4 families with children in the New York City shelter system entered because of domestic violence. 1 in 4 high school students who reported being physically hurt on purpose by someone they were dating was homeless. Read more
Oct 3rd, 2016   |   Domestic Violence

Where are homeless students?

Homeless students attended school in every school district in New York City in SY 2014–15 with an average of 8% of students homeless citywide. Read more
Aug 17th, 2016   |   Education

Number of Homeless Students by Grade

Number of Homeless Students by Grade Read more
Aug 17th, 2016   |   Education