Why was this effort so important for Santa Clara County?
The County of Santa Clara was committed to ensuring a complete count of everyone in our community during the 2020 Census and conducted a multi-year effort to make sure everyone was prepared for the census. One of the key goals of this effort was to make sure each person, even those who have been traditionally hard-to-count (HTC), were heard in the 2020 Census.
HTC means that the community has historically been undercounted in the census and/or has barriers of access to the census. HTC communities include immigrants, non-English speakers or non-fluent English speakers, the LGBTQ+ community, multi-generational households, crowded households, unhoused/unstably housed, and people with lack of access to reliable broadband.