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Every 10 years the government counts our communities to determine how much money to give you for services and resources. Being counted correlates to political representation and public resources.

The Census begins soon.

You’ll get an invitation to participate by April 1st. There are three options to respond: online, by mail or by phone. You can complete your census form as soon as you get it 

Oregon Coast Community Action wants every Oregonian to be counted.  

Those experiencing homelessness, hunger and other financial difficulties often don’t get counted because we’re struggling to make ends meet — stretching our dollars and time to balance work, kids and life. But when we’re not counted, our communities don’t receive the resources we need. So we have to help each other and make sure we get this done. We are in this together!

The Census affects programs that matter to us.
The census matters to our families and communities. Being counted translates to meals in our kids’ schools, SNAP (sometimes called food stamps) and WIC dollars to spend at grocery stores, housing and utility assistance, and much, much more. Complete the 2020 Census to make sure you’re counted!

Census information directly translates into critical services we depend on like:


  • Medicaid

  • Federal Direct Student Loans

  • SNAP food assistance

  • Highway planning and construction

  • Federal Pell Grant Program

  • Section 8 Housing Vouchers

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

  • Low Income Housing Loans

  • National School Lunch Program

  • Special Education Grants

  • Head Start

  • WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

  • Foster Care

  • Health Care Centers

  • School Breakfast Program

  • Public and Indian Housing

  • Unemployment Insurance Administration

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Crime Victim Assistance

  • Grants for Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse

  • Water and Waste Disposal Systems for Rural Communities

  • Business and Industry Loans

  • Career and Technical Education Grants

  • Native American Employment and Training

Oregon Coast Community Action is partnered with #WeCountOregon to help Oregon get an Accurate Count.

#WeCountOregon is a community-led effort working to ensure that every Oregonian- especially those considered hard-to-count complete the 2020 Census. Hard-to-count communities include people of color, children under five, renters, immigrants, people with limited English proficiency, multiple-family homes, Native tribal and urban communities, disabled people, and LGBTQ individuals. It’s critical that ALL Oregonians are counted, remain visible, and participate in our democracy.

Like #WeCountOregon on Facebook                       or follow on Twitter

Coos and Curry 2010 Census

In the 2010 Census our most under counted communities in Coos and Curry Counties were located in the southern part of Curry County and Bandon with only a 40-50% response rate! Followed by Charleston, Barview and Lakeside with only a 50-60% response rate! Overall Coos only had a 62-68% overall response rate and Curry only had a 50-56% response rate! That means that nearly half our communities members were not counted!!!!

How can you help Oregon get counted?


When you post to social media, please include the #WeCountOregon hashtag! Additional hashtags to incorporate:

#2020Census               #Census                       #OregonCounts

#CensusDay                 #WeCount                    #OregonCensus2020

#ContemosOregon      #April1CensusDay      #WeCountOregon2020

#CensusIs$                  #CensusIsPower

  •  Visit one of our partners for additional information on the 2020 Census   


Community Action Network

Oregon Food Bank

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