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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.

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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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

Virginia Has Almost 18,000 Homeless Students Statewide

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 Virginia, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers. Read more
May 19th, 2017   |   Education, National, What's New

Taken Away: The Prevalence of Homeless Children in Foster Care

"When children are separated from their parents at an early age, they are at greater risk for mental health problems, developmental delays, and difficulty forming relationships later in life." Read more
May 11th, 2017   |   Child Care

On the Map: The Dynamics of Family Homelessness in New York City 2017

This new report is an in-depth analysis of dozens of demographic, economic, educational, and geographic factors that impact family homelessness in New York City. Read more
Apr 19th, 2017   |   Domestic Violence, Education, Employment, Housing, Latest Publication, New York City, What's New

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
Mar 31st, 2017   |   Domestic Violence, Education, Food Insecurity, Health, Housing, New York City, What's New

More Than a Place to Sleep: Understanding the Health and Well-Being of Homeless High School Students

In New York City, one out of every eight public school students has been homeless at some point in the past five years. One in four (26%) of these students is in high school. In this report, we begin to explore differences in risk behaviors and health outcomes between homeless high school students and their housed classmates. Read more
Mar 13th, 2017   |   Education, Health, Latest News, Latest Publication, New York City, What's New

Missed Opportunity: Under-Identification of Homeless Children in NYC Preschool Special Education

Early identification of special education needs improves long-term educational and social outcomes for children and is mandated under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It has also been shown to decrease economic burdens through improving academic success and reducing the need for special education as children age. Read more
Feb 23rd, 2017   |   Education, What's New

On the Map: The New York City Interactive Map of Student Homelessness

This interactive map focuses on homeless families in NYC who have children currently enrolled in the pubic school system. The map allows readers to visualize the amount of students in every public school in the city who do not have a stable residency. Read more
Feb 15th, 2017   |   Education, New York City

Student Homelessness in New York City School Districts

Delve into data about the homeless student population in NYC’s school districts. Read more
Feb 2nd, 2017   |   Education, Housing

The De Facto Segregation of Homeless Students in One New York City School District

School choice is intended to level the playing field among disadvantaged students. What does it mean then if school choice actually increases segregation in districts that offer it? This policy brief examines District 1, the most segregated school district in New York City by housing status. Read more
Dec 14th, 2016   |   Discriminatory Policies, Education, New York City, What's New

Texas Has Over 100,000 Homeless Students Statewide

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 Texas, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers. Read more
Nov 28th, 2016   |   Education, Latest News, Latest Publication, National, State Briefs, What's New

New York Has the 3rd Highest Percentage of Homeless Students in the U.S.

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 York, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers. Read more
Nov 28th, 2016   |   Education, Latest News, What's New

On the Map Community Snapshots: Family Homelessness in Your Community

This helpful resource examines family homelessness by New York City Community District, analyzing key elements such as shelter entry data and the extent of student homelessness. Each snapshot also details the stability indicators of each community, from the affordability of rental units to unemployment rates. Read more
Nov 17th, 2016   |   Community Profile, Education, Housing, New York City, What's New