BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is urging residents to fill out the 2020 Census if they haven’t done so already.
The Census, which only happens once every 10 years, is shutting down early on Sept. 30 because of coronavirus concerns.
“It’s more important than ever everyone fills out the Census so that we get the resources we need,” Mayor Walsh said.
These resources could include funding for food, clothing, education, and housing programs. It also establishs the amount of representation Massachusetts has in Congress.
Some claim that having a truncated Census will have a negative impact on undocumented immigrants. Mayor Walsh addressed fears that some might have about filling out the Census.
“Your responses are safe and confidential. You will not be asked about your immigration status and your answers will not affect any public benefits that you receive,” Walsh said.
You can take the 2020 Census at 2020cenus.gov.
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports