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Using the data from "Hard to Count Communities" by CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research as our foundation for mapping HTC communities, we can create a more detailed measure for determining IL's most-challenging-to-reach communities.
Below, is a list of indicators (or categories) that have been undercounted in the past and/or could be undercounted, currently, because of the citizenship question and the use of online forms.
Adding this level of detail allows us to have a clearer understanding of what specific category of issue(s) needs to be addressed in the HTC communities. For example, low broadband usage in an HTC can manifest from different issues.
As we seek to finalize the way we are looking at HTC in our state, please review the following list. Are there any outstanding categories or indicators you believe are missing and should be included?
Note: the indicators are not mutually exclusive - you may be person with a disability who is 65+ and lives in a rural area.
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