You probably received your census forms in the mail last week, and it’s not going to come as any surprise to Shelterforce readers that filling out these forms is imperative.
Not only does the federal government dole out more than $400 billion to states and localities based on, in part, census data, but those data are used to determine hospital location, retail store data, school location and funding, new housing, and new community facilities — not to mention that it helps to shape Congressional and local legislative districts.
Find more information here.
And for a little levity, Stephen Colbert takes, once again, a very serious topic and lightens it up a bit, playing off some of the paranoia from the right. Check it out:
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|United States Census 2010|