Counting People Living in Crisis & Interim Housing

Key Takeaways

  • People living in crisis and interim housing (e.g., shelters for people experiencing homelessness) will be counted in the 2020
  • Census as part of the Group Quarters enumeration (GQ)—a special operation to count people in group living situations.
  • Crisis and temporary housing residents are counted using several methods. Housing administrators and 2020 Census enumerators will decide jointly which method to use for each location.
  • Shelters for victims/survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner violence (DV/IPV) are counted using special procedures that help protect the privacy and safety of their residents.