Census is coming in 2020, and an accurate count is important to the City of Littleton. The census directly impacts funding Littleton will receive over the next decade.
During the fall of 2019, the City of Littleton began a partnership with surrounding cities and counties, working together to create material, training and events that will benefit all residents and businesses in the south metro area. Littleton also created a Complete Count Committee that includes representatives from Arapahoe County, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton Adventist Hospital, Littleton Police Citizens Academy Alumni Association, Littleton Immigrant Resource Center, Littleton Public Schools, Love In the Name of Christ, North Littleton Promise, South Metro Housing Options, South Suburban Parks and Recreation, and representatives from the 2020 Census.
Population counts determine the annual allocation of more than $800 billion in federal investment to states, counties and cities. This includes Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) that have been used to rebuild many sidewalks with ADA ramps in the northeast part of Littleton. CDBG funds allotted to Littleton have also been used to support Doctor’s Care, providing medical treatment to uninsured residents. Census counts also help determine areas eligible for housing assistance and rehabilitation loans. Medicaid, Section 8 Housing Assistance, the National School Lunch Program and Medicare Part B are all programs whose funding levels are based on census counts. An accurate count equips Littleton for the future. You count, be counted.