For Immediate Release
Contact: Jason Blumenthal
October 15, 2019
2020 United States Census and Complete Count Committee
The City of DeKalb is beginning to ramp up our efforts for the rapidly approaching 2020 United States Census. The City of DeKalb has partnered with other local organizations within the region to collaborate on the sharing of resources and outreach strategies to obtain a complete count. In 2010, a significant number of residents were considered Hard To Count (HTC). Some of these HTC populations consist of renters, students, low-income households, African-Americans, Hispanics, the homeless, the elderly, and children under five.
In coordination with the U.S Census Bureau, the City of DeKalb has formed a Complete Count Committee (CCC) with local community partners to reach DeKalb’s HTC population. The role of a CCC is for its members to reach out to individuals from the HTC populations providing knowledge and facts as to why it will be important to be counted in the 2020 Census.
It will be important for the City of DeKalb and the State of Illinois to obtain a complete count for the 2020 U.S. Census. The Census determines how the distribution of $675 billion annually in federal funds will be allocated. Another significant implication is the reapportionment of seats in the House of Representatives. Take pride in the City you live in and show that the 815 counts in the 2020 Census.
# # #