|Americans have until Sept. 30 to respond to the 2020 Census. Help your clients and others in your community understand why they should take action now, Nate Johnson, a St. Louis broker and the National Association of REALTORS® public and federal issues liaison, says in this week’s “Pivot in Place” video. An accurate Census count ensures communities receive their fair share of federal funding for a wide range of programs, from Head Start to housing assistance for older Americans. The Census also determines representation in Congress—something bound to be on voters’ minds this fall. NAR uses Census data to spot housing trends like homeownership rates. (This infographic breaks down the ways Census data helps real estate.)
NAR partnered with the Census Bureau to get the word out about the 2020 survey. When explaining the need for people to participate, use these 2020 Census FAQs to form talking points and get others involved. Need other reasons to care about the Census?
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