ReWA Partners with Census 2020
Every 10 years, the U.S. counts every person living in the country through a national Census. The results inform how federal funding is distributed to:
- affordable housing
- public transportation
- Congressional seats, and more.
In the last Census, an under-count of the immigrant and refugee population in Washington state cost us hundreds of millions of dollars in crucial funding for our communities.
ReWA is a proud community partner for Census 2020. Our multilingual case managers help clients complete the Census form, so we can all be counted.
March 12 – 20: Invitation postcards sent to households
March 23: Website goes live: complete the form online in Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese
March 16 – April 4: Reminder letters sent
April 1: Census Day
April 8 – 16: Letters with paper surveys sent to those who have not responded
May – July: In person follow-ups by Census Enumerator