Municipal ID program to be unveiled in Detroit

Christine Ferretti
The Detroit News

Detroit — Officials on Friday are expected to detail a new Municipal ID program to improve access to services for people who need help getting identification.

City Council members Raquel Castaneda-Lopez and Mary Sheffield, in partnership with the city’s Immigration Task Force, are expected to make the announcement at 9 a.m. outside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center on Woodward.

The program is designed to help seniors, youth, returning citizens, homeless people, immigrants and others overcome barriers in obtaining identification for “valuable services and activities,” according to a statement.

Also expected to be on hand are state Rep. Stephanie Chang, D-Detroit, Keta Cowan of the Washtenaw ID Task Force and Clark Washington of Detroit Action Commonwealth, a homeless advocacy group.