Every ten years the U.S. Census Bureau counts residents across the country. A correct count is critical for Broward County as Census numbers are used to determine federal representation and funding of programs such as supplemental nutrition assistance (SNAP), Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, Children’s Health Insurance, and Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP).
As Chair of Broward’s Census 2020 Complete Count Committee, I invite you to be part of this very important project. The purpose of the Complete Count Committee is to raise awareness of the importance of Census 2020, aggressively reach out to hard to enumerate groups, and encourage participation in the Census. Five subcommittees will be established as part of the complete County Committee and each will be chaired by a “trusted voice” in the community and a Broward County agency staff liaison.
It is vitally important that influential leaders and residents of our community participate in the work of the Complete Count Committee and subcommittees to accomplish a complete and accurate count. If you are interested, please contact us at Census2020@Broward.org.
Commissioner Nan Rich, Chair
Broward County Complete Count Committee