April 1 is “Census Day.” This year’s Census will determine how $675 billion in federal funds are distributed throughout the country. If an area is undercounted, it could miss out on significant federal funding and appropriate representation in government, potentially limiting its future growth.
“Real estate agents can help to ensure that their communities are most likely to enjoy growth — economically and culturally — which will make them more capable of investing in their homes and their neighborhoods,” said Olivia Snarski, local democracy program manager for the National League of Cities.
From the U.S. Census:
The 2020 Census will ask a few simple questions about you and everyone who is or will be living with you on April 1, 2020. For the first time, you can choose to complete the census online, by phone, or by mail.
Find out more about each of these methods below:
Please note that if you are responding online, you must complete the census in one sitting, as you don’t have the ability to save your progress. See the questions the census asks here.