Counting People Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide to 2020 Census Operations

People experiencing homelessness likely have been undercounted in the decennial census for decades. As a result, the needs of this diverse population—and the communities where they live— may not be represented or prioritized fully and appropriately. There are a number of ways that the 2020 Census will count people experiencing homelessness in the United States. However, more can and should be done to ensure that this population is measured as accurately as possible.