Will my information be kept confidential?

Yes, absolutely.  The Census Bureau can only use its information for statistical purposes, such as for counting large groups.  By statute, the Bureau cannot share personal information with any person, company, or government agency like the IRS or Immigration.  It is the law!

What happens if I report that I live in an illegal dwelling?

Nothing.  The information on your form is not shared with anyone, including government housing offices.  So it is safe-and important-to include all persons living in a household.  If you do not receive a form, call the Census Bureau.