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).
As Chair of Broward’s Census 2020 Complete Count Committee, I invite you to be part of this very important project. The purpose of the Complete Count Committee is to raise awareness of the importance of Census 2020, aggressively reach out to hard to enumerate groups, and encourage participation in the Census. Six
subcommittees have been established as part of the Complete County Committee and each is chaired by a “trusted voice” in the community and a Broward County agency staff liaison.
It is vitally important that influential leaders and residents of our community participate in the work of the Complete Count Committee and subcommittees to accomplish a complete and accurate count. If you are interested, please contact us at
Commissioner Nan Rich, Chair
Broward County Complete Count Committee
June 27th, 2019
County Supports Supreme Court Ruling on Census Citizenship Question
The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court today to not allow for a citizenship question on next year's Census 2020 will have large positive implications for Broward County, both on federal funding for programs assisting our most vulnerable and potentially our representation in Congress. With a higher percentage of non-citizens residing in South Florida, this decision will make it more likely that Broward County will reach its complete count goals.
In 2010, the estimated undercount in Broward diverted millions of dollars to other areas of the country. Federal dollars related to population fund programs for children, the elderly, and lower income households alleviating the need to supplement programs with local taxpayer revenue.