Ensuring that Homeless are Accurately Counted and that More than Ever, NJ Receives Necessary Federal Funding to End Homelessness
The Census Count, occurring every 10 years, helps to determine how federal funding is allocated across the country.
- Protect the health and safety of Census Bureau employees and the American public,
- Implement guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities, and
- Ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities.
- The Service Based Enumeration (SBE) will now take place April 29–May 1,
- Enumeration of Transitory Locations will take place April 23 – May 18, and
- Count of people experiencing homelessness outdoors will now take place on May 1.
This table summarizes more completely the adjustments to operations. Should there be any additional adjustments, the Census Bureau will publish the change in an updated document.
- Service-Based Enumeration (SBE) which is currently scheduled to take place April 29 – May 1, counts people experiencing homelessness at places where they receive services such as shelters, including youth shelters, soup kitchens, and homeless encampments. Census takers will use paper census forms and contact interviews on a day or night within the 3 day period.
- Enumeration at Transitory Locations (ETL) will count people at places such as hotels, motels and campgrounds. The ETL count is currently scheduled to take place April 23 – May 18 at the transitory locations using paper census forms.
- On May 1, it is currently scheduled that Census volunteers will do outreach to outdoor locations to ensure individuals experiencing homelessness are accounted for.