Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness      From research to policy and policy to practice.

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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

Vol. 2.2, Summer 2011

This issue includes a feature on the use of the arts in helping homeless children and youth find their voice during unsettling circumstances. It also investigates New York City’s housing subsidy policies in the context of the national debate about Housing First strategies, the value of volunteers to both staff and clients at the shelter level, and a new program offering free, fresh milk to New York City families in need. Read more
Oct 17th, 2017   |   Health, Rapid Re-Housing

Summer 2017, Vol. 8.1

The Summer 2017 issue of UNCENSORED looks beyond where homeless families sleep to another core issue—their health. Health plays an important role in predicting the future success and productivity of homeless children and their families. Simply put, health problems can not only lead to homelessness, but can make it difficult to escape this most extreme form of poverty. Read more
Sep 8th, 2017   |   Health, What's New

Summer 2015, Vol 6.2

Publisher's Note Dear Reader, Summer is the season that conjures up images of fun in the sun, vacations, and a... Read more
Mar 9th, 2017   |   Education, Housing

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

Spring 2016, Vol. 7.1

Our 2016 conference brought together over 600 service providers, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners from across the country and around the world to discuss best practices and share insights on how to address the issue of family homelessness with tools that stem far beyond simply housing. Read more
Jan 7th, 2016   |   Education, Housing

Summer 2012, Vol. 3.2

This issue examines the plight of undocumented families in "Reaching into the Shadows;" the bureaucratic and legal challenges to receiving food stamps in "Little Becoming Less;" the positive effects of gardening in "Green Thumbs Up;" and the need for better data to understand and target services to homeless youth in "National Perspective." Read more
Jun 1st, 2012   |   Discriminatory Policies, Food Insecurity, Housing

Spring 2011, Vol. 2.1

The Spring 2011 issue explores how sports can help disadvantaged youth succeed in "Reaching Youth Through Sports;" the barriers that make it difficult to break the cycle of poverty in "Employment Challenges;" and the unique challenges of elder homelessness in "Finding a Way Back Home." The issue also features voices from the field of grassroots advocacy in "On the Record." Read more
Mar 10th, 2011   |   Child Care, Employment