By Allana J. Barefield
The deadline to complete the 2020 Census is drawing near and it’s important to ensure everyone is properly counted, as information from the Census will determine how funding is divided among communities for important programs in education, health care and vital services.
“Texas loses $1,578 for every resident not counted, each year for the next 10 years,” said Dallas City Councilwoman Carolyn King Arnold. “That’s money we cannot afford to lose! That money could help fund school meals, affordable housing, groceries and much more.”
The Census only has 10 questions and officials say it takes 10 minutes or less to complete.
The Census can be completed at https://2020census.gov/ or by dialing: 844-330-2020 (English), 844-468-2020 (Spanish) or TDD (Telephone Display Device): 844-467-2020 from 6 am to 1 am CST.
King Arnold says it is very important historically underserved populations in ZIP Codes (75210, 75211, 75215, 75216, 75217 and 75241) take the time to participate and be counted.
Learn more at www.DallasCensus.com.