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Nov 13, 2012, 10:30 ET
Ears Up, Ears Down: A Dog's Journey Home is the sixth in the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness' series of children's books designed to introduce all school-age children to issues surrounding family homelessness and poverty.  (PRNewsFoto/Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness)

New picture book teaches children about homelessness

Ears Up, Ears Down, sixth in series of books on family homelessness and poverty, released during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week...

Sep 14, 2012, 12:09 ET

The dearth of low-income housing and the rise in family homelessness

Report looks at enhanced homeless shelters as de facto surrogate for low-income housing The growing shortage of affordable housing for...

Aug 27, 2012, 10:30 ET

Magazine on family poverty and homelessness explores undocumented immigrants and lack of resources for homeless youth

Request a free copy of UNCENSORED The cover story of the Summer 2012 issue of UNCENSORED: American Family Experiences with Poverty and...

Apr 10, 2012, 14:23 ET

Increasing Food Stamp Benefits Could Decrease Family Homelessness in New York

With increased need, new report recommends tying city SNAP benefits to real cost of food  Thirty percent of New York City families with...

Mar 05, 2012, 15:49 ET

Black Families Greatly Overrepresented Among U.S. Homeless

Report highlights the barriers to stable housing and wellbeing experienced by homeless and low-income black families In 2010, one out of...

Jan 19, 2012, 17:38 ET

New Plan Offers Path to Reduce Family Homelessness

Of all the families who seek temporary shelter in New York City, 40% have had at least one prior shelter stay. To reduce recidivism and improve...

Jan 12, 2012, 10:55 ET

Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness Hosts National Conference in New York City

Beyond Housing: A National Conversation on Child Homelessness and Poverty, New York City, January 19­­­­­­-20...

Nov 14, 2011, 17:07 ET

Training Is Not Enough to Connect Homeless Persons to Federal Disability Benefits

New brief suggests implementation is key A community's participation in SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) training alone is...

Aug 23, 2011, 18:30 ET

Holy Cow! Harlem Girl's Winning Entry to Mascot-Naming Contest for NYC Charity 'Milk from the Heart' Won her Family a Free Trip to Dairy Farm

As eight-year-old Harlem resident Alexa Cabrera waited with her family to get free milk from Milk from the Heart, a program that provides fresh 1%...

Mar 24, 2011, 11:53 ET

Report Finds State Plans Reject Federal Emphasis on Chronic Homelessness

New ICPH report examines successful strategies for implementing statewide plans to end homelessness All levels of government have struggled with...

Jan 11, 2011, 13:41 ET

With New Year Comes Old Problems; Ralph da Costa Nunez, President of the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness Comments on the State of Homelessness in the United States

A leading expert in the field of homelessness, Dr. Ralph da Costa Nunez has appeared on radio and television and written several opinion pieces for...