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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 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

Ohio Has 27,000 Homeless Students, Just Over Half Outside Cities

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 Ohio, 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

Two-Thirds of Maryland’s Homeless Students Live in Suburbs

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 Maryland, where in the state they reside, and how they perform in school compared to their peers. Read more
Jul 13th, 2017   |   Education, National, What's New

The Silent Crisis: Student Homelessness on the 30th Anniversary of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

To mark the 30th anniversary of the McKinney-Vento Act, ICPH released commentary by Barbara Duffield, SchoolHouse Connection, and Liz Cohen, ICPH's Chief of Staff, on the difference this important legislation has made in the lives of homeless children. This commentary acknowledges the progress made while examining the work that still has to be done. Read more
Jul 13th, 2017   |   Education, Housing, National, Public Opinion, What's New

Out of the Shadows: A State-by-State Ranking of Accountability for Homeless Students

A quality education can be the most important tool to helping children and families lift themselves out of a recurring pattern of housing instability. To do that, however, these children must first be identified as homeless and then receive the necessary support to ensure that homelessness does not disrupt their learning. Read more
Jun 9th, 2017   |   Education, Latest News, Latest Publication, National, What's New

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