Wayne County nonprofit helps thousands during pandemic, but worries about census impact
WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. – A Wayne County nonprofit has helped thousands more people than usual during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but the organization’s leader is worried about low census response could affect finances. The Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency loaded food packages onto trucks outside Atlas Wholesale Food in Detroit. 1 request,” Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency CEO Louis Piszker said. If you don’t take the time to be counted, organizations such as the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency could be hurt, and that hurts the community. “If you take a family of four that makes under $40,000 a year, if that family has two children, they might not get Head Start services,” Piszker said.
Reports indicate this year’s census count could get cut short
DETROIT – There are reports that this year’s census count could get cut short. If it is cut short, that would be a major hit to the city of Detroit. Officials were urging people to fill out the census in a timely manner -- and now time might be up sooner than expected. “The Census Bureau was looking at changing the timeline for their population, which is called non-response follow up,” Detroit 2020 Census Campaign Executive Director Victoria Kovari said. Kovari spoke to Local 4 about the possibility of the deadline for the census survey ending sooner than what was originally planned.
Busting 5 myths about the 2020 Census
We’re just weeks away from the start of the 2020 Census. Starting in mid-March, households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census. When you respond to the census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020. The 2020 Census does not ask whether you or anyone in your home is a U.S. citizen. During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask you for:Your Social Security number.