Last week, my office partnered with the “We Count LA, San Fernando Region, San Fernando Valley Complete Count Committee” to host a caravan event to raise awareness for the 2020 census.
Did you know that each resident that completes the 2020 census brings approximately $1,950 in federal funding per person, per year? That’s $19,500 over a decade to your community for use in:
• Law enforcement, fire departments, and other services
• Schools, school lunches, housing
• Healthcare and hospitals
• Public transit system and road repair
• Medicaid, Head Start, and SNAP
• Block grants for community mental health services
Communities like ours have been historically undercounted. In the 2010 Census, neighborhoods in the Northeast San Fernando Valley scored among the highest in low census participation.
In Los Angeles, only 53% of households have responded to the 2020 census. That means our city will lack sufficient resources for the next 10 years.
It is critical to make sure you and your family are counted. Complete your census today at 2020census.gov