Did you know that key programs in the City of Lynwood rely on an accurate census count?
The 2020 Census not only determines how many people – regardless of age or citizenship status – live in the city, state and country, it also determines how much federal funding each city will get to implement programs and provide services. This means your tax dollars are coming back into your community.
Think about programs many in our community rely on such as the Senior programs – including Senior lunch – an important program that keep our elderly community healthy in mind and body, youth programs including meal distribution and Head Start and assistance to our lower income residents in the form of housing and nutritional aid.
The 2020 Census will also determine how much funding Lynwood will receive in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. This funding is used for public facilities and improvements, code, health and safety programs and activities, affordable housing and improvements, fair housing initiatives, neighborhood revitalization efforts and, as mentioned before, senior citizen and youth programs and activities. Current CDBG activities include street improvements, code enforcement, home improvement, fair housing services, senior and youth activities.
The Lynwood street improvement projects are a direct result of CDBG funding from the federal government based on the previous Census. The street improvement projects include not only new pavement, but some include new water mains and improved services that benefit all our residents.
Complete the 2020 Census today and help your community, your neighbor and yourself.
You can complete the 2020 Census in the following ways – it’s fast and easy:
Return the form you received in the mail in March.
Fill out the Census online questionnaire: https://my2020census.gov/
Call 844-330-2020 (for other languages, visit: https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-phone.html)
Respond to the Census takers who will go door-to-door in the future.