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File #: RPT 20-037   
Section: Informational Report Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Community Services Commission
Agenda Date: Final action:
Subject: Census 2020 Update
Attachments: 1. Attachment I City Census Activities
DATE: March 18, 2020

TO: Community Service Commission

FROM: Community Services Manager

SUBJECT
Title

Census 2020 Update

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RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

That the Commission review the 2020 Census Update and City outreach materials.
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SUMMARY

The following memo and attached packet of information provide an overview of the City's activities intended to ensure Hayward residents, particularly those who are hardest to reach, are counted in the 2020 Census. Community members will be receiving their prompt from the US Census Bureau to fill out the census from March 12-20. This email is to inform you about staff activities related to the 2020 Census that will occur over the next five months. The last day for households to self-respond is July 31, 2020. The attached summary of activities outlines staff's action plan for each of these items.

The City's primary roles over the next five months are:
* Disseminating public information, including a press release this week
* Running Questionnaire Assistance Centers (QACs) at the two libraries starting March 16
* Coordinating on-the-ground outreach and targeted follow-up based on response rates

Census materials will be available in many languages:
* Community members can take the census online in 59 languages (with video guides in each language)
* Community members can take the census over the phone in 13 languages
* 211 Alameda County is providing phone assistance in 200 languages

Outreach Partners
In addition to the City, there are dozens of Hayward agencies who are working on census outreach (see Attachment I). The State of California has funded counties to provide outreach and QACs. Alameda County granted this funding to 28 agencies in Hayward, including the City. In addition to the 28 County-funded partners, the City is requiring all agencies that receive CDBG or Social Service grant funds to participate in census engagement activities. The City is using its $20,...

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