If you live in New York or any other US state, undocumented or not, you have until October 16 at 6 a.m. to fill out the 2020 Census online at https://my2020census.gov/. Via mail, the census form is due at collection time on October 15, but you can be counted over the phone until 10 p.m. at 1-844-330-2020.
The City of New York will lose $7,000 for each household failing to respond to the Census, according to Julie Menin, Director of NYC Census 2020, the City’s initiative to ensure a complete and accurate count of all New Yorkers in the 2020 Census.
If NYC experiences an undercount, the City can potentially lose billions for COVID-19 relief and up to two seats in Congress and the Electoral College, which decides the Presidency.
Black and immigrant communities are among the historically undercounted communities.
There are no questions about citizenship or immigration on the census, and all answers are completely confidential and cannot be shared with anyone — not immigration or tax authorities, and not with any law enforcement authorities or landlords.
This 2020 Census questionnaire should be completed by the person who owns or rents the living quarters or any other person who is at least 15 years of age with knowledge of the household.
The 2020 Census was supposed to end on October 31, 2020 but the Supreme Court ruling of October 13, 2020 allows the Trump administration to cut the count earlier.
To complete the census, visit my2020census.gov or call:
Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020
Telephone Display Device (TDD): 844-467-2020