Census Count

MACH Holds Annual Homeless Census Count Tuesday Afternoon

The Mid-Alabama Coalition for the Homeless is finding out information needed to better serve the population. Teams of volunteers went to different areas of the River Region Tuesday to count the area’s homeless. It was part of MACH’s annual point-in-time census count. The volunteers find the unsheltered homeless and talk with each one about their needs and background information. Volunteers…

Government Seeks to Dismiss Alabama Lawsuit Over Census

The federal government is asking a judge to dismiss Alabama’s lawsuit seeking to exclude people living in the country illegally from 2020 U.S. Census counts. A federal judge on Wednesday gave Alabama until Jan. 25 to respond to the request. U.S. Department of Justice lawyers wrote in a court filing last week that Alabama’s claim that it could lose a…