People experiencing homelessness will be counted by the Census Bureau in an operation called Service-Based Enumeration (SBE). The SBE was designed to provide an opportunity for people experiencing homelessness to be included in the census, by counting them at service-based locations. Service-based locations include emergency and transitional shelters for people experiencing homelessness, soup kitchens, regularly scheduled mobile food vans, and pre-identified outdoor locations.

People in Group Quarters, or Other Institutions
People living in-group quarters such as hospitals, prisons, nursing homes, college dormitories, or transitional shelters for people experiencing homelessness will be counted in their group location by the Census Bureau (see Non-Permanent Residences above).

Patients in general hospitals or wards, including newborn babies get counted in the residence where they usually live and sleep most of the time. Newborn babies are counted at the residence in which they will be living.

Migrant and seasonal farm workers get counted where they live and sleep most of the time if they report a residence otherwise they may get counted at the workers' camp where they stay most of the time. If you believe you were not counted, you can also pick up a Be Counted form available at various community locations .

People with Multiple Residences
Children in joint custody will be counted at the residence where they live most of the time. If time is equally divided, they are counted where they are staying on Census Day (April 1, 2010).

U.S. Military Personnel
US. Military personnel living in the barracks in the United States gets counted in the barracks.

US. Military personnel living on or off base in the United States, but not in the barracks gets counted in the residence where they live and sleep most of the time.

US. Military personnel in the military and living overseas get counted using the military's records for home address.

Foreign Citizens
Citizens of foreign countries living in the United States get counted in the residence where they live and sleep most of the time.

Get Involved
Members of the general public can take an active role in the campaign and ensure that everyone in their home and community is counted.

Stay Informed
Being up-to-date on all the latest news and information on the Census is critical. Sign up for ya es hora email and text message updates.

Spread the Word
As a member of the public you are the most affected by the success of the census and ensuring that there is an accurate count.

Work for the Census
Help your community be counted and earn money while doing so.

FOR QUESTIONS ON HOW TO COMPLETE THE FORM, or If you need further assistance, please call (877) EL-CENSO or visit or call 1-866-928-2010 (Spanish).

Bilingual Forms
The Census Bureau will mail about 13 million bilingual forms (English and Spanish) to neighborhoods with the greatest need for assistance in Spanish. You can also request a form in Spanish by calling the number on the Census form, or by simply calling the Bureau.

If you did NOT receive a bilingual questionnaire and would like to receive one, you can request one by calling the Telephone Assistance Centers below:

Source: NALEO Educational Fund

The NALEO Educational Fund is non-partisan organization that facilitates the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.