Jefferson Regional Foundation pushing for accurate census count


Story By: Eric Seiverling

The Jefferson Regional Foundation is doing its part to make sure the upcoming U.S. Census runs smoothly — at least in the South Hills and Mon Valley areas.

The foundation recently developed the Jefferson Counts initiative, a campaign led by Jefferson Regional Foundation, the Jefferson Community Collaborative, and other Jefferson Hills-area partners to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census count in the South Hills and lower Mon Valley communities.

The U.S. Census occurs every 10 years, and will begin on April 1 of this year. Every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, residents should respond for their home in one of three ways: online, by phone or by mail.

The Constitution requires a count of every household in the United States, regardless of age, immigration status, language spoken or other demographic factors.  View original article here.