Historically, black communities have been undercounted in the census and therefore underfunded and underrepresented.
Now with COVID-19, completing the census is more important than ever to make sure our community gets the funding, resources, and representation we deserve.
Right now, our community is at risk of losing $1,300 worth of benefits per person because not enough people have completed the census. These benefits include SNAP, Head Start, after school programs, school lunches, Section 8 housing vouchers, CHIP, Medicare/Medicaid, and more.
This is money owed to us that can help improve the lives of everyone who lives here. Please complete the census today and tell your friends and neighbors to do the same.
You can complete your census questionnaire by mail, online, or by phone.
All information provided to the Census is kept CONFIDENTIAL. It is illegal to share your information.
Most households received their invitation to respond to the census between March 12 – 20. Simply answer the questionnaire and return by mail. The invitation also contains a Census ID for completing the census online.
The quickest way to respond to the 2020 Census is online with your Census ID which can be found on the census questionnaire you received by mail. The Census ID quickly links to your address. However, can still respond without your Census ID. Visit https://my2020census.gov/ to complete online.
To complete by phone, call 844-330-2020 between 7a.m.–2a.m. Eastern Time.