Brandi Pearl Thompson: The 2020 Census And How It Affects Our Community

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - by Brandi Pearl Thompson, president, Greater Chattanooga Realtors

Real estate is still happening, and the government is still happening too. Even though we are in these unprecedented times, we can still do our part to make sure that our community is represented by completing the 2020 U.S Census.

Most people know about the U.S. Census, but did you know that the Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution to occur every 10 years? The founders of this country thought it was important, and for good reason. The Census counts everyone in our country, and it determines how resources are allocated. An accurate Census is very important.

By now you should have received your 2020 Census invitation in the mail. If you have completed the 2020 Census, thank you.  If not, we encourage you to complete the Census immediately.

Our community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. When you respond to the census, you help the community get its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs. Developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods. Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy.

Today more than ever we are witnessing the importance of counting everyone in our community to ensure we receive our fair share of federal funds.  It is important during this difficult time that we continue to support our community now and in the future.  The information collected from the 2020 Census will impact Hamilton County for the next 10 years.

The deadline for completing the Census has been extended from July 31 to Aug. 15. That’s the deadline to fill out the Census, but they have already started hitting mailboxes.  But, did you know that if you buy a new house but aren’t moving in until April 15, then your old address is where you are living for census purposes? That means you need to check your mailbox and make sure that you’re counted.

The Census can also be completed at my2020census.gov. Regardless of how you choose to complete the Census, please take time to complete it today to make a positive impact in our community tomorrow.

Realtors are looking to make sure that our area is counted. That’s Who We R.


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