Citizens' Unity Commission Department

Unity Commission Logo - Transparent BGThe Citizens' Unity Commission is a department within the City of Hampton; its mission is to ensure that Hampton will be a city that is welcoming, supportive, and inclusive of all citizens, regardless of race, color, class, religion, age disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

We support two citizen-based commissions and one advisory group:

See the combined calendar below for commission meetings, as well as diversity training and events. See the commission tab below for agendas, minutes and membership.

2020 Census Important Dates

For every person in Hampton who is not counted in the Census, the city may lose out on roughly $2,000, per year, for the next 10 years. That’s why it’s important that every Hampton resident is accurately counted in 2020. Every 10 years, the United States conducts a massive count of the nation’s population. Mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the Census directly impacts all of us at the local, state and federal level.

  • April 1, 2019 — City Council proclaimed this day Census Awareness Day
  • March 12-20, 2020 — Households received official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail. 
  • April 1 — This is Census Day, a key reference date for the 2020 Census—not a deadline. We use this day to determine who is counted and where they are counted in the 2020 Census. When you respond, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020, and include everyone who usually lives and sleeps in your home. You can respond before or after that date. We encourage you to respond as soon as you can. 
  • Mid-April —The Census Bureau mailed paper questionnaires to homes that had not yet responded online or by phone. 
  • April 16 – June 19 — Census takers will work with administrators at colleges, senior centers, prisons, and other facilities that house large groups of people to make sure everyone is counted.
  • May 27 – Aug. 14 Census takers will interview homes that haven’t responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.
  • December  The Census Bureau will deliver apportionment counts to the president and Congress as required by law.
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Hampton Diversity College

The Hampton Diversity College (HDC) is a multi-level and interactive educational program that concentrates on increasing knowledge on the value of diversity, unity, and inclusion in contemporary workplaces and in our community. ....Learn More

 Unity Awards

The Unity Awards was established in 2000 to recognize the contributions of individuals, organizations and initiatives that have made a positive impact supporting the importance of diversity in the city of Hampton.....Learn More

Spotlight

Enjoy the following videos and learn how organizations are working together to ensure that our diversity doesn't divide us, rather it unites us as a community.