Uploaded on Mar 26, 2010
Census Partners with Trusted Messengers for Hard To Count -
The Hollenbeck Youth Center in East Los Angeles, which serves its Boyle Heights community, is one of the hardest to count (HTC) areas in the country.
Its an area where theres a high level of linguistic isolation- where over 84 percent of the people living in the 90033 zip code speak primarily Spanish- and added factors that traditionally result in a low response rate.
Through the crucial partnership between trusted community based messengers and the government, people feel they can rely on these messengers to correctly advise and tell them the truth.
According to the US Census Bureau, HTC determinations are derived from 12 variables associated with high nonresponse rates. They are:
1. Vacant units;
2. Multi-family Housing Units;
3. Renter Occupied Units;
4. Occupied Units with More Than 1.5 Persons Per Room;
5. Households that are Not Husband/Wife Families;
6. Occupied Units with No Telephone Service;
7. Adults that are Not High School Graduates;
8. People Below Poverty;
9. Households with Public Assistance Income;
10. People Unemployed;
11. Linguistically Isolated Households;
12. Occupied Units Where Householder Recently Moved Into Unit.
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