What is the Census?
Every ten years, mandated by the United States Constitution, the United States government takes a total count of the people who are living in this country.
Every adult or child counted in the Census represents about $18,000 in federal funding for programs like free lunch, Head Start, Bridge cards, Medicaid, and more. The number of people counted also determines the amount of representation we get in Congress. The more people, the more money and power for our “come-back city”!
What Else is New?
This is the first time in history you can complete your census form online from the familiarity of your home computer or phone. Look for your digital code in the mail! The form is live as of March 14th. You can also come to Focus: HOPE for assistance!