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Detroit needs full participation in the March 2020 census if it is to increase its population, funding

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By Terry Davis | Feb 14, 2020

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Detroit needs to motivate and rally its communities to ensure neighborhoods like Yorkshire Woods get the funding and city services they need. 

Bridge Magazine reports that Yorkshire Woods, among many other communities, has been ravaged by foreclosure and is one of the most difficult areas to get an accurate population count. Ensuring Detroit gets an accurate count could mean millions of dollars in federal aid for the city.

In an effort to make this happen, and with so much depending on the census beginning in March, Mayor Mike Duggan promises to turn around the long-time population decline and announced his plans to raise $3 million to motivate individuals to take part in the census, Bridge Magazine reports.

He cannot do it alone, however. Because of this, the city and the Census Bureau are looking to community officials to educate people that the census is there to help their community and determine the grant funding for programs like school lunch, Medicaid, and housing.

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