How Are Group Homes Being Counted in the Census?

The 2020 Census is just weeks away! The Arc has created a new factsheet to support chapters and provider organizations in understanding how group homes will be counted. There is a great deal of confusion about the process, because it can vary by region. This factsheet aims to clarify the census process for group home administrators.

It is critically important for people with disabilities to be counted. Data from the census directs billions of dollars in federal funding that includes services for people with disabilities and congressional representation.

You can learn more about the census and people with disabilities and view other census resources from The Arc at

Please contact Claire Manning at with any questions.