There is so much going on right now that demands our attention but I don’t want us to forget about the 2020 Census. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail.
Responding to the Census ensures that our community receives fair representation in federal and state legislatures, and are provided a fair share of funding for roads and public transit, healthcare, schools and student loans, public safety, housing, and parks.
The last update received from HUD regarding the 2020 Census Efforts to Count the Homeless – is below.
“In light of the on-going efforts to address COVID-19, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that they will conduct the count of people experiencing homelessness between September 22 and 24. The Census Bureau is developing protocols and gathering resources, including personal protective equipment (PPE), to ensure that this count is conducted as safely as possible.
The Census Bureau has posted several resources to explain how they count people experiencing homelessness, how privacy and confidentiality are preserved, and how organizations can assist with the count. Additionally, the Census Bureau has published contact information for its Regional Census Centers (RCCs). Reach out to an RCC if you have questions about the count, about who is contacting you, or if you would like to be connected with your Area Census Office.
Area Census Offices will contact service-based locations in August and September to re-schedule the enumeration of the facilities.”