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MAT Staff March 26, 2017

Help the Census Bureau Accurately Count Your Community

The U.S. Census Bureau requests help from tribal, state and local governments in the 2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses program. This program is the only opportunity for governments to verify residential addresses, ensuring a complete and accurate 2020 Census.

The Census Bureau mailed advance notifications about participating in the program to tribal, state and local governments in January 2017. If you did not receive the notification, you may find information about the program on the LUCA website at www.census.gov/geo/partnerships/luca.html.
Invitation letters will be mailed in July 2017 and the final participation materials will be mailed in February 2018. Governments can take the following steps now to prepare:

  • Participate in the 2017 Boundary and Annexation Survey, which is the annual update for the legal boundaries and names of all governmental units.
  • Start preparing your address list — make sure your list identifies multiunit structures and distinguishes between residential and nonresidential addresses.
  • Identify local address sources, such as building permits, local utility records, annexation records and other files.
  • Attend one of our workshops to learn about the program.

Participation in the Local Update of Census Addresses program can help ensure a complete and accurate 2020 Census in your community.
For more information, visit the program website.

The 2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses Operation (LUCA) LUCA Flyer
LUCA Message PDF of the message above.

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