According to census experts, we are at risk of having one of the lowest census counts in recent history. The debate over including a citizenship question on the census questionnaire, reduced census funding and the introduction of technology as the primary data collection tool may lead to a devastating under count.
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Census data are used in many ways in our neighborhoods. Here's some examples:
Distribution of more than $800 billion annually in federal funds to tribal, state and local governments.
Forecasting future transportation needs for all segments of the population.
Attracting new businesses to state and local areas.
Establishing fair market rents and enforcing fair lending practices.
Drawing school district boundaries.
Reapportioning seats in the House of Representatives.
Planning urban land use.