MetroTex together with Texas REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS® are encouraging all of our members and their clients to complete the 2020 Census.
While the primary purpose of the U.S. Census is to ensure that all states and communities are properly represented in Congress, the once-a-decade exercise also directs $1.5 trillion in federal funds that support critical public policy programs in communities across the country.
What matters to you? Housing? Schools? Transportation? Data from the U.S. Census Bureau help inform planning efforts for all these important community resources. In fact, U.S. Census results alone drive the allocation of $93.5 Billion to Federal Direct Student Loans; $19.3 Billion to Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers; and $12 Billion to the National School Lunch Program.
We want to be sure that MetroTex members—along with your friends, clients and neighbors—complete the Census form as soon as possible. This process is quick and secure—and responding takes less time than finishing your morning coffee. REALTORS® throughout North Texas and across the nation are a force 1.4 million strong, and we have a tremendous ability to make a difference.
Our participation will help secure public services and funding for schools, hospitals, and fire departments while catalyzing infrastructure improvements that will support new homes and businesses. In the end, responding to the 2020 Census is our civic duty—impacting public resource funding, determining how we plan for the future, and securing our voice in government.
For more information, visit 2020census.gov.