City of Southfield and Oakland County partner to hold several Census 2020 response events

September 14, 2020

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Partnership focused on improving Southfield’s 2020 Census response rate because everyone counts in Southfield!

The city of Southfield, in partnership with Oakland County, the Southfield Non-Profit Housing Corporation and Area Agency on Aging 1-B, is hosting four community events to increase resident responses to the 2020 Census. Southfield currently has a household response rate of only 69.6 percent.

“We are on the final push for the 2020 Census response,” commented Mayor Ken Siver. “It is vitally important that every Southfield resident completes the 2020 Census as federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals. We need every Southfielder to respond because everyone counts in Southfield!”

The Southfield Census 2020 response events will take place as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 8 from 2-4 p.m. – Ice cream social at River Park Place, 24300 Civic Center Drive
  • Friday, September 11 from 5-8:30 p.m.  – Beans & Cornbread food truck at Carnegie Park Apartments, 11 Mile Road just east of Inkster Road (26598 E. Carnegie Park)
  • Friday, September 18 from 5-8:30pm.  – Beans & Cornbread food truck at Village Club of Franklin Apartments, 27465 Franklin Road
  • Saturday, September 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Beans & Cornbread restaurant, 29508 Northwestern Highway

All events are free and open to anyone who has not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Census must be completed to qualify for free food voucher. All events are planned for outdoors and face masks and social distancing will be required. Attendees do not have to live at the apartment complexes listed. The last day to respond to the 2020 Census is Wednesday, September 30.

For more information, call the Mayor’s Office at (248) 796-5100.