Each January, communities across the country canvas their cities, counties, and districts to count the number of homeless Americans. While this annual Point-in-Time count is an effort to measure and address homelessness in America, it offers a limited picture of the families and children experiencing homelessness. Explore some of ICPH's resources examining how the PIT count excludes many of America's most vulnerable children.
The Office of Head Start at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' newly announced campaign, " Home at Head Start ", aims to boost participation of children and families experiencing homelessness in Early Head Start and Head Start Programs by enrolling 10,000 homeless children by the end of March.

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.
ICPH's State Education Rankings look at the percent of Head Start enrollees that are homeless by state, asking the question, “How well are states using federal funds and federal programs to support some of our youngest homeless students?”
When students consistently miss school, it is often a sign that they are experiencing other forms of instability, such as homelessness. How can we use available attendance data to help identify these children and youth in crisis? Join Education Leads Home and ICPH policy analyst Rachel Barth for "Be Attentive to Attendance", a webinar exploring the significance of attendance data for homeless students, how we can turn data into substantive interventions, and how we can transform those best practices into meaningful policy.
Save the Date:
Beyond Housing 2020

January 15–17, 2020
Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
New York City

Registration opens this spring!
Sesame Street in Communities at Homes for the Homeless

I CPH's sister organization, Homes for the Homeless , hosted an event introducing Lily, a seven-year-old muppet whose family is staying doubled up with friends on Sesame Street after losing their home . ICPH is proud to have contributed to the development of this new initiative on child and family homelessness from  Sesame Street in Communities.
Upcoming: ICPH sheds light on student homelessness in rural America