Be Counted!

Census 2020 is here!

What is the Census?

● The Census occurs every ten years and counts every person in the United States to determine demographic changes over time.

Your response matters!

● It is important for older adults to stand up and be counted. Your participation in the Census is vitally important as older adults are frequently under-reported. An accurate count will ensure that the programs and services you rely upon are fairly funded.
Census data directs more than $675 billion in federal funding to support local communities, including services for older adults like:
- Senior center updates and programming 
   - Meals
   - Medicaid
   - Medicare Part B
   - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
   - Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers
● Census data determines the number of congressional representatives for New York State
● Census data determines the boundaries of congressional and state districts

The Census will ask the following:

● Your home address
● How many people are living or staying in your home
● Sex, age, race and ethnicity
● Whether your home is owned or rented

The Census will never ask the following:

● Immigration or citizenship status
● Income
● Social Security Number

your privacy matters!

● All responses are confidential and protected by law and cannot be used against you in any way.
● By law, the Census Bureau cannot share any information with other government agencies, including law enforcement.

Here's how to complete the form:

ONLINE: my2020census.gov
PHONE: 844.330.2020
    ● Click here for language lines
MAIL: In April, you will receive the paper questionnaire by mail


Census Dates: March 12 - August 14
March: Self-reporting online or by phone
April: Questionnaire mailed out
May - July: Door knocking by Census workers for those who have not completed the Census


Contact: 718.864.8625