NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Every household in the country will soon be asked to complete the 2020 census.
There’s a lot at stake for New Yorkers.READ MORE: Questions Linger After Death Of 12-Year-Old Romy Vilsaint: Family Says He Was Bullied At School But 'Nobody Is Telling Us Anything'
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It’s estimated that 19.5 million people live in the state, and the federal government uses population to decide how much money each state gets. There’s $73 billion in federal aid on the line.READ MORE: Road To Reopening: Busy Rehearsal Studios Offer A Sign Of Hope As NYC Artists Prepare To Return To The Stage
New York could also lose Congressional seats if residents are under-counted.
United Way of New York City President and CEO Sheena Wright joins CBSN New York to talk about how nonprofit organizations are working with the city to organize and educate people.MORE NEWS: New York Lawmakers Propose Creating Highway Safety Corridor On Southern State Parkway