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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

The Health and Well-Being of Homeless High School Students

ICPH developed an interactive tool for users to further explore differences in risk behaviors and health outcomes between homeless high school students and their housed classmates. Read more
May 10th, 2018   |   Domestic Violence, Education, Food Insecurity, Health, Housing, New York City, What's New

Suspension Hubs: The Rise in Suspensions Among Homeless Students

In New York City, there are 102 suspension hub middle schools where students are disciplined at extremely high rates. In suspension hubs, 1 in 7 homeless students were suspended—compared to 1 in 25 middle school students overall. Read more
Apr 11th, 2018   |   Education, New York City, What's New

Suspension Hubs Interactive Map

In New York City, there are 102 Suspension Hub schools serving nearly 3,500 homeless middle schoolers. These schools suspended more than 6.6% of their students overall in SY 2015–16—nearly three times the city's rate. Explore the data further using this interactive tool. Read more
Apr 11th, 2018   |   Education, New York City, What's New

The United States of Homelessness

The nature of child homelessness varies greatly not only state by state, but district to district. To show exactly where, and how, homelessness is growing in the country, ICPH developed The United States of Homelessness, an interactive web tool that allows users to investigate these trends for themselves. Read more
Apr 10th, 2018   |   Education, Housing, National, What's New

New Jersey’s Student Homelessness Grew the Most of Any State Over 3 Years

This snapshot is part of a series analyzing student homelessness in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It analyzes how many homeless students are enrolled in public schools in New Jersey, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers. Read more
Mar 23rd, 2018   |   Education, National, What's New

Are We Really Counting America’s Homeless Families?

Right now, a collection of advocates and local government officials across the United States are preparing to spread out in their counties, communities, and neighborhoods to count the number of homeless Americans. At first glance, this seems like a fairly sensible way to go about the messy work of measuring an important social and economic indicator. But, of course, every method has its drawbacks. Read more
Jan 19th, 2018   |   Housing, National, What's New

The Seattle Atlas of Student Homelessness

While Seattle is known for its tech titans, cycling enthusiasts, and progressive values, it is also home to over 3,600 homeless students. Ninety-seven percent of all public schools in Seattle serve at least one homeless student; 71% serve more than 10. In this publication, ICPH, through a partnership with Seattle Public Schools, illustrates just how pervasive and far-reaching the issue of student homelessness is across the city. Read more
Nov 9th, 2017   |   Education, Latest Publication, National, What's New

Homelessness in California: Where Homeless Students Attend School

This interactive map enables users to visualize homelessness among students in California by school district. We believe this tool provides information critical to improving California's programs and policies. Read more
Oct 19th, 2017   |   Education, National, What's New

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

The Atlas of Student Homelessness Web App

Building upon the findings of On the Map: The Atlas of Student Homelessness in New York City 2017, ICPH developed an interactive tool for users to further explore the educational outcomes of homeless New York City students and compare outcomes between districts, boroughs, and the City overall. Read more
Aug 16th, 2017   |   Education, 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

Washington’s Homeless Student Population Grew by 30% in 3 Years

This snapshot is part of a series analyzing student homelessness in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It analyzes how many homeless students are enrolled in public schools in Washington, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers. Read more
Jul 26th, 2017   |   Education, National, What's New