Data collected and derived from the census survey is important because it informs the federal government about how much in federal funding is needed for communities across the country for schools, hospitals, roads, development, and businesses. Listed below are some key federal programs that are funded based upon census data.

  • The Rural Business Development Grant (USDA) 
  • Farm Labor Housing Loans & Grants (USA) 
  • Very Low to Moderate Income Housing Loans (USDA) 
  • Rural Housing Site Loans and Self-Help Housing Land Development Loans (USDA) 
  • Single Family Housing Repair Loans and Grants (USDA) 
  • Rural Housing Preservation Grants (USDA) 
  • Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Revitalization Program (USDA) 
  • Waste and Water Disposal Loans & Grants (USDA)
  • Business and Industry Loan Guarantees (USDA) 
  • Rural Business Opportunity Grants (USDA) 
  • Supportive Housing for the Elderly (HUD) 
  • Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities (HUD) 
  • Community Development Block Grants (HUD)
  • Housing Trust Fund (HUD) 
  • Veterans Housing Program (HUD) 
  • Affordable Housing Development (HUD) 
  • Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants (HUD) 
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HUD)
  • SBA Loans (SBA)  

For additional information about the 2020 Census, please visit


NAR 2020 Census Webinar

On March 4, NAR hosted a webinar with the U.S. Census Bureau on the importance of this year's decennial census and how census data are used.

Watch the recorded webinar

Download the presentation slides (PDF: 2 MB)

REALTOR® Party Resources for State and Local Associations

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