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How group home residents are counted in the national census

Disability Rights is participating in the Texas Be Count Initiative. A fair and accurate census is crucial for people with disabilities – and indeed for every person.

Between March 12 and the 20th, households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census. Reportedly group homes will be counted through another process, called Group Quarters Operation (GSO). The GSO initial contact begins, reportedly, February 24, 2020. Also for administrators/managers of Group Quarters, the Census Bureau sent the following link; https://2020census.gov/en/conducting-the-count/gq/gqe.html.

What matters is that everyone has an opportunity to be counted. HCS providers are encouraged to be proactive and reach out to the Census Bureau if not contacted.

Click links below for additional information.

DRTx 2020 census handout FINAL English

2020 Counting GQs Factsheet

Please contact Kerri Carr at Disability Rights Texas with any questions or concerns:

Kerri Carr, M.S., CRC – Outreach Manager
Disability Rights Texas (DRTx)
512-407-2752 (Office)
1-888-732-6430 (fax)

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