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1.     CENSUS FORMS ARRIVE IN MAIL BOXES STARTING MONDAY, MARCH 15

Keep an eye out for your Census form in the mail. Only one form is mailed to each household and forms are NOT available online. Expect to receive your Census form through mid-March.

2.     WHAT THE CENSUS FORM ASKS

Click here <http://www.houstontx.gov/census2010/docs_pdfs/2010_Questionnaire.pdf>  to obtain a sample form. The 2010 Census is one of the shortest in history with only ten questions to complete.

3.     ASSISTANCE CENTERS

Didn’t receive a Census form or need help filling out your form? Help is available in multiple languages through the U.S. Census Bureau’s Telephone Questionnaire Assistance center at 1-866-872-6868.

4.     APRIL 1 “CENSUS DAY” – SEND YOUR FORMS IN THE MAIL

Use this day as a point of reference for sending your completed forms back in the pre-paid postage envelope provided.

5.     CENSUS TAKERS WILL VISIT HOMES AFTER APRIL 15

Those who don’t return completed Census forms will receive reminder letters and home visits from U.S. Census Bureau employees who will help fill out and take the Census form. Census takers can visit homes up to seven times.

6.     WHAT’S AT STAKE FOR HOUSTON?

Money – Answering the Census can make the difference between gaining or losing $1,700 per person per year – that’s $170,000 for only ten people. Federal funds for social services, education programs, public transportation, and public health clinics are at stake.

Power – Census data will help redistrict the City of Houston when adding two more City Council seats. Houston will also receive one of two new U.S. House of Representatives seats in Texas.

Pride – Census data is the only way to take a snapshot of Houston’s diversity, it’s used to make decisions that help grow business, and maintain Houston’s status as a top U.S. city.