Invitations to self-respond to the 2020 Census will be mailed soon, and for the first time in history, you can answer online. The online portal opens on 3/12 and you should be able to answer the 12 questions in less time than it takes to finish your morning coffee.
Although it may seem like a simple roll call, Census data impacts funding for schools, roads, our communities, and so much more - including affordable housing programs. It's critical that every person living under your roof is counted, including infants, toddlers, foster children, any elderly family members, and/or roommates.
Be assured that while the Census reports large statistical datasets, individual responses are protected by law for 76 years. That means no one - not law enforcement, ICE, or any branch of government - can access your specific answers until 2096.
You can preview all the questions, along with the "why?" behind them at at 2020census.gov.
Thank you for supporting Tacoma Habitat as we work to get to a complete count for Pierce County in 2020.