BROWARD COUNTY – Broward Census 2020 Complete Count Committee Chair, Commissioner Nan H. Rich will welcome U.S. Census Bureau Director, Dr. Steven Dillingham, as he makes his first official visit to Broward County. He was sworn in as the 25th Census Bureau Director in 2019.
The Census Bureau Director was a featured guest at the Broward County Census Complete Count Committee meeting on Wednesday, January 8th at the Broward Governmental Center.
“Broward County has received national recognition and accolades for being one of the first counties in the U.S. to form a Complete Count Committee with the addition of six sub-committees to get to work early, educating and promoting the importance of the U.S. Census,” said Commissioner Rich. “We welcome Dr. Dillingham to Broward as we continue working aggressively to reach out to all of our 1.9 million residents, especially those who don’t fully understand the importance of an accurate population count and those who may be hesitant to fill out a census form.”
Every ten years the U.S. Census Bureau counts residents across the country. A correct count is critical for Broward County as Census numbers are used to determine federal representation and funding of programs such as supplemental nutrition assistance (SNAP), Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, Children’s Health Insurance, and Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP). The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 132 programs used Census data to distribute more than $675 billion in funds during fiscal year 2015.
The U.S. Census begins in April 2020.