Census data will show how many people in our community need public benefits like SNAP and WIC and the effectiveness of the programs. It also determines how much money our community will get from the federal government to support vital food assistance.
The census data determines funding for public benefits such as Section 8 vouchers. About 5 million low-income households utilize federal rental assistance programs to stay in housing!
Federal funding for Medicaid is determined based on census data!
Census results define how many seats each state gets in the House of Representatives AND states use the census data to redistribute and redraw their congressional and state districts (Census website, 2020)
Officials utilize census data for public resource planning, such as new schools, infrastructure, and hospitals.
2020 Census data decides how upwards of $675 billion dollars are used for supportive programs in your state, county, and community!