NeighborImpact office locations are not currently providing in-person census support as a matter of public health. Assistance will be available again as COVID-19 subsides. See below for more information and frequently asked questions.
The U.S. Census is coming to Central Oregon and your participation is critical. The US Census will help to determine the amount of money available in Central Oregon to support programs like Head Start, the regional Food Bank and Energy Assistance. NeighborImpact is one of many regional organizations that rely partly on public funding to support our operations. An incomplete count means that dollars belonging to Oregon will end up elsewhere while doing nothing to diminish the demand for services locally.
How to Respond
The 2020 Census is being conducted online and over the phone. People living in Central Oregon should receive an invitation letter at their residence. The letter will include a census number that will be requested, but not be required, at the time you fill out the census. You will have until the end of April to complete the census questionnaire. If you ignore the letter, you will likely receive follow up from census workers. This may include a home visit where they will knock on your door and ask you to complete the census in person. If you do not receive a letter, you are still required to participate in the census. You can complete the form online or over the phone without a census ID number. First check with other members of your household to see if someone else opened the letter and responded. If so, did they include you? If not, you can go online or call toll-fee 844-330-2020 to complete the 2020 Census.