The Census Bureau says it well: Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community. The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade. An accurate count is critical to communities across the country. Don't let misinformation keep your friends and family members from responding. One of the best ways you can show your support for the 2020 Census is by making sure you know the facts. Review basic facts about the 2020 Census and how the Census Bureau protects your dataÔÇöand then share these facts with others. If you have questions about something you've heard about the census, visit Fighting 2020 Census Rumors to get the most accurate information.
Also, the Census is a good source of jobs, with thousands of temporary positions across the country. The HUD Miami office, along with other federal partners, recently participated at the 2020 Census Job Recruitment Fair sponsored by US Representative Debbie Mucarsel-Powell at the Homestead campus of Miami-Dade College. The HUD team provided information about HUD programs to the public. Partner organizations also can help in their communities. See the outreach materials.
How does it work? In mid-March homes begin to receive invitations to complete the Census. It can be answered online, by phone or by mail. For more about the timeline and general questions visit: 2020 Census