Matrix Needs Your Help! Please take the 2020 Census.
For each Detroiter who is counted in the census, the city government will receive approximately $4,000 per person, every year for the next ten years, to help fund vital programs like Matrix Human Services – and the information CANNOT be used against you.
What is the Census?
Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census to determine the number of people
living in the United States.
How is Census Info used?
Census and Information Safety
Census and Elections?
Your Questions Answered
Why should I fill out the 2020 Census?
Census information helps fund vital government funded programs like Matrix Human Services, and the information cannot be used against you.
It is estimated that for each person in Detroit who is NOT counted in the 2020 census, the city of Detroit will lose $4,000 per person, per year, for 10 years.
Without government funding, Matrix would not be able to provide any of our community well-being programs like Matrix Head Start, Food Pantry Tuesday’s at the Matrix Center, HIV screenings, Adult programs like the Matrix High School Diploma Program, Matrix Manufacturing Boot Camp, and more.
Can Census Information Be Used Against You?
NO. Census information is protected by law and cannot be shared with government agencies, including citizenship status.
Do I count my kids on the Census?
YES. Children are the most undercounted age group. Everyone living in your household should be counted, including babies through senior age individuals, even non-relatives who may live with you. Remember – this information CANNOT be used against anyone.
What if I don’t have a home or address?
That is OK. The Census counts people, not addresses. However, people staying in the home of a friend or family member as of Census Day should be counted on the questionnaire for that household if the person does not have a usual home elsewhere.