BE COUNTED! The date for completing the 2020 Census has been pushed back to October 31. Nearly half (43%) of District residents have not yet completed the form, and in historically underserved parts of DC, the participation rate is half that (see map).
Census results are essential to allocating sufficient resources to our communities and neighborhoods. Census data determine that DC gets $6 billion dollars a year in federal funding, including almost $400 million for children (including healthcare, WIC, child care, and public schools), $1.6 billion for student loans/grants, and $3.5 billion for other programs that support low-income families, including for healthcare/health facilities and housing.
As of this week the Census has started to phase in in-person delivery of census questionnaires in DC. We need your help to ensure that everyone completes the form and includes their young children, including babies, and youth, even older youth, in the process. Everyone needs to be counted. People can complete the census questionnaire by phone at 1-844-330-2020, online at http://2020census.gov, or by mailing back their form at no cost.