Homelessness disrupted the education of approximately 105,000 New York City public school students in the 2016–17 school year. Unfortunately, for many of these students, the effects of this instability will last long after they have moved to permanent housing.

ICPH's new report examines the educational challenges faced by the more than 48,000 students who, though housed in school year 2016–17, had been homeless at some point during the previous six years. These formerly homeless students continued to face a heightened risk of school instability factors such as chronic absenteeism and mid-year transfers, as well as underperform academically when compared to their never-homeless peers.
Rural homeless students face fundamentally different challenges than their peers in urban settings. Join ICPH Policy Analyst Alexander Guinn; NCHE Federal Liaison Christina Dukes; Director of Federal Programs for Gallia County Local Schools Sandra Plantz; and Program Coordinator at Hope House Homeless Shelter Angie Lyon in a discussion about the best practices and challenges in identifying and supporting rural students experiencing homelessness, adding new perspectives to ICPH’s report,  Student Homelessness in Rural America .

Date: August 16, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET)
ICPH Presentation

ICPH Senior Policy Analyst, Rachel Barth, and GIS Analyst, Mukta Ramola, attended the Esri User Conference in San Diego this month to examine how homelessness and poor nutrition affect children in nationwide. Through interactive maps, ICPH explores the overlap between child homelessness and low access to nutritious food.
ICPH in the News
City Limits

As part of a month-long reporting project on the New York City neighborhood of Bushwick, City Limits explored ICPH's data on family and student homelessness in the neighborhood, from ICPH's reports, The Dynamics of Family Homelessness in New York City and Student Homelessness in New York City .

ICPH Principal Policy Analyst Josef Kannegaard spoke with NPR about the rise in student homelessness in rural communities from the ICPH report, Student Homelessness in Rural America, in an article about the difficulty of identifying those experiencing homelessness in rural areas.

Data on student homelessness and graduation rates from ICPH's report, Bridging the Graduation Gap , was cited in an article about July's Democratic presidential debates.

Do you work with high school students experiencing homelessness? ICPH is exploring the reality behind the data on the health risks and outcomes of homeless high schoolers. We are interested in learning more about the realities these students face and ask you to share your perspective. Share a story on one topic or many.

Two new site visits have been announced for January 15, 2020. Visit PALS Place, a 30-unit emergency domestic violence shelter operated by Urban Resource Institute and the first of its size in the country to be 100% pet-friendly. Or participate in an on-site writing workshop run by Writopia Lab , to reflect on the challenges of working with at-risk children and families. Register today as spots are very limited.

The $125 registration fee includes a full conference pass, tickets for site visits (pre-registration required), breakfast and lunch on both full days of the conference, as well as the opening night reception.