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Industry Keeps Pushing for Full Funding of Key Census Survey

Key Census Survey

As Congress continues to debate the FY 2016 federal budget, funding of the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) is still in jeopardy. The ACS is important to the apartment industry because it helps in estimating the economic impact of apartments and provides the latest relevant data.

NAA/NMHC are urging lawmakers to fund ACS, along with testing for the 2020 survey. We co-sponsored a congressional staff briefing where various economists and researchers highlighted concerns about potential funding short falls.

In addition, we have submitted numerous letters with a broad coalition to the full Congress expressing our concern over the proposed deep cuts.

Questions? Please contact NMHC’s Caitlin Walter.

Provided by NMHC as part of the NAA/NMHC Joint Legislative Program