Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County (HOGC) provides programs and services that strengthen the Hispanic community contribution to Goodhue County while growing Hispanic cultural awareness. There is no other agency in the county that does this kind of work.
HOGC’s project addresses the potential for an undercount in the 2020 Census of Hispanic residents in the community. Such an undercount would lead to Minnesota losing a U.S. House of Representative seat, an Electoral College vote, and receiving reduced federal funding. Staff will lead public outreach and awareness efforts to encourage Hispanic residents to participate in the Census.