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Hundreds of people not counted in Census yet

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -By now, most everyone should have mailed back their Census forms, but not everyone has received one. 

The Census Bureau says it's mailed all the forms it plans to send out. There are some places to pick up a form, but that's not easy for older folks and people with disabilities.

WALB News Ten's Tayleigh Davis found out how some of them can still be part of the Census.  Kenny Blanchard is concerned. He has not received his census form in the mail. Neither have nearly 100 other disabled and elderly residents at the Hudson Malone Towers in downtown Albany. The same scenario speaks for senior citizens at Albany Heights.

"We all want to be counted too especially when it comes to governmental dollars," said Blanchard.

WALB brought Blanchard's concerns to Albany Census Bureau officials who confirmed Census workers will go to group quarters including Hudson Malone Towers to fill out forms for people like Blanchard and Edward Allen.

"If we're not counted in the population in Albany, we're under represented," Allen said.

Dougherty County Assistant Administrator Michael McCoy asks for patience and encourages everyone who did receive a Census for to mail it in.

"This is important to get this out to the community because there are a lot of residents who are concerned they won't be counted," McCoy noted.

Blanchard and his neighbors at Hudson Malone Towers just want to know when they'll be able fill out a Census form. The Census Bureau says workers should show up in the next few weeks to help them.  People who did not receive a census form in Dougherty County can visit the locations below for assistance.

Pick up a Census form at the following locations:

Dougherty County Health Department: 1710 South Slappey Boulevard

Dougherty County Central Public Library Downtown:  300 Pine Avenue

Trumpet of God Ministries: 600 Pine Avenue

Colony Bank Chehaw Branch:716 Philema Road

Mt. Zion Baptist Church: 1905 Martin Luther King Junior Drive

Dougherty County Family Literacy Council: 406 West Highland Avenue

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