How Nonprofits Can Ensure an Accurate Census Count: Encourage States to Waive Income Limits for Temporary Census Workers
Every person counted in the 2020 Census means more resources for your state. However, the
census historically undercounts low-income communities, immigrants, and communities of color.
Undercounts not only place additional burdens on already cash-strapped nonprofits, they leave
the hard to count communities without accurate political representation and under resourced by
those programs that are funded based on formulas. Nonprofits can play many roles to help ensure
an accurate count, including seeking to change rules to encourage the hiring of low-income
individuals to work within their community.