Group Quarter Census Count Begins
If you operate a group home, please see this link https://2020census.gov/en/conducting-the-count/gq/gqe.html
To understand how the Census will work and how you can help your residents/consumers/patients, read the group homes fact sheet: https://2020census.gov/content/dam/2020census/materials/group-quarters/2020%20GQE%20Factsheet.pdf
What Questions Are Asked at Group Quarters?
The census response data that is collected for each person at your facility includes the following: name, sex, date of birth, age on April 1, 2020, race, whether they are of Hispanic origin, and an alternate address where they live or stay when not at a group quarters facility.
What Are Group Quarters?
Group quarters are places where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. These places are owned or managed by a third party that provides residents with housing and/or services.
A more detailed list of group quarters includes:
- Nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities
- Hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
- In-patient hospice facilities
- College, university, and seminary student housing, including residence halls, apartments where students enter “by the bed” leases (i.e., single-liability leases), and fraternity and sorority housing recognized by the college or university
- Military quarters (barracks and dormitories)
- Military disciplinary barracks and jails
- Military treatment centers
- Maritime and military vessels
- Federal and state prisons
- Local jails, and other municipal confinement facilities
- Correctional residential facilities
- Convents, monasteries, abbeys, and other religious group living quarters
- Residential treatment centers (non-correctional)
- Psychiatric hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals that provide long-term, non-acute care
- Group homes (non-correctional)
- Workers’ group living quarters
- Job Corps centers or vocational training facilities