Submitting your 2020 Census response is very important.
A 10-minute survey can help secure much-needed funding for our county and our neighborhood. Below are some additional details to help explain what the Census is and how it impacts you. The deadline to submit your 2020 Census responses is coming up quickly. If you haven’t already submitted your Census questionnaire you can do so by clicking “Take The Census” below.
Q: What’s in it for me?
A: The more people counted, the more federal funding our communities receive. Government dollars are given to communities based on the number of people who live there. These dollars pay for healthcare, jobs, schools, daycare, infrastructure, fire departments, police departments, emergency medical services, transportation, etc. All these services impact your day-to-day lives, and we will all benefit from enhancing these programs with more federal funding.
Q: What are the risks of giving my information to the government (citizenship status, or other details)?
A: There is no risk. By law, the US Census Bureau cannot share information or data with anyone, including ICE, DHS, FBI or the Police; nor can it share information with your Management Company or public housing offices. The US Census Bureau will never call you and will never ask for bank information, social security numbers, money, donations, etc.
Q: How long does it take to complete the Census questionnaire?
A: It will take roughly 10 minutes. There are a few different ways you can submit your Census response. The quickest and easiest way to respond is to complete the online form, but you can also submit your response by mail or phone. You will receive a 2020 Census package in the mail with all the details to respond using the method that is most convenient for you.
Tip: If you have the Census 2020 packet that was mailed to your door, you can enter the 12-digit Census ID # to help streamline the process.
Q: Why is including information about children important?
A: A large number of federally funded programs are granted dollars based on the number of children counted in the census. Schools and educational programs, food/lunch assistance programs, children’s health insurance programs, child care, adoption assistance… and the list goes on and on. In order to ensure these programs in your community are adequately funded, a correct count of the # of children is crucial.
For more information about the 2020 Census and why it’s important for you and your community, please visit www.2020census.gov.