After years of challenges and barriers, the 2020 Census headcount collection has been completed. However, the work to ensure a fair and accurate count isn’t over, especially when it comes to making sure people experiencing homelessness are equitably represented. Knowing numerous setbacks that occurred leading up to the count and the importance of the count in funding, policy decisions, and redistricting, we also need to think about what efforts can happen during the backend processing to amend and improve the process for future counts and as local and state governments engage in redistricting.
During this webinar, we will explore what happened during the Census count, where we are now with analyzing the data, and strategies to improve the data, specifically among people experiencing homelessness. We’ll also hear how funders can support operations to impact the quality of the Census data and ensure people experiencing homelessness are part of that assessment.
- Beth Lynk, Census Counts & The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
- Meghan Maury, LGBTQ Taskforce
- Stephania Ramirez, California Community Foundation
Co-sponsored by Funders' Committee for Civic Participation