Since mid-March, households across the country have had the opportunity to complete their Census. The U. S. Census Bureau has been providing a daily count of how many households have responded to their Census questionnaires by state, county, city, and Census block level—and with the support of our data partners, January Advisors and Civis Analytics—by neighborhood, giving us strategic insight into the communities where our focus is most needed.
Because of the COVID-19 crisis’s effect on U. S. Census operations plans for non-response follow-up and phone assistance to change, the U. S. Census Bureau has also shared that trained volunteers, who follow strict protocols, will be able to call and assist community members by filling out and submitting community members’ online Census questionnaires with the information community members provide to volunteers while on the phone.
Learn more about direct assistance to community members and the communities of focus from the online event we hosted April 27, 2020.
Complete the Getting Started questionnaire here to let us know where you’re working and a few other things about your community.
Start by understanding what others are already doing and what gaps need to be filled. You can find that information in the Communities Respond Working Document for your community of focus. If you have not received access to the Working Document, or your information is not shown in the document, please complete the coordination efforts form/s by clicking the “Add your name to the coordination efforts” link beneath the relevant communities above.
In the working document, identify others working in the community. What important activities may not have been considered yet, or which key community groups may have not yet been engaged.
Some activity types we’re currently able to support include the below. Learn more about what to expect from each:
Submit your event/s or activity/ies to the Houston in Action activity/event calendar
Funded Partners Activity/Event Submission Form
All other Activities/Event Submission Form
Once your activity/event is submitted:
Once your activity/event is submitted to the Houston in Action event calendar:
Once you receive the link to your event page, you can use the event page to register people to participate in your activity
Need volunteers? Houston in Action partners can register for an account on volunteerhouston.org for free and post their volunteer opportunities for free.