New Interactive Map of Student Homelessness Now Available
NEW YORK (February 15, 2017)—As student homelessness continues to grow nationwide, the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) has launched a new, free interactive data tool to inform educators, service providers, and policy makers about data concerning homeless students in New York City. The interactive map is available is at http://www.icphusa.org/new_york_city/interactivemap/
The first in a series of interactive maps and tools, this searchable map enables users to access and filter data on homelessness among students in every public school in New York City. The Interactive Map of Student Homelessness provides data by school, including the number and percent of students who are homeless, as well as the school’s name, address, and total enrollment. In addition, each school information box contains the school’s borough, community district, city council district, school district and more. Similar tools that analyze data for other localities are expected to be released in the coming months.
“Homelessness disproportionately impacts children. Data about student homelessness and how to improve educational outcomes is of critical importance—particularly in New York City where over 100,000 school age children were homeless in SY 2015–16,” explains Jennifer Erb-Downward, ICPH principal policy analyst. “This interactive map enables us to explore and understand homelessness at the school level so policy makers and educators can more effectively tailor programs to meet the needs of the city’s most vulnerable children. It is also a useful tool for grant-seekers.”
The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) is an independent nonprofit public policy analysis and research organization based in New York City. The Institute produces publications and content designed to dissect the complex issue of family homelessness, and inform and enhance public policy related to homeless families, with an emphasis on the impact and outcomes on children.
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