Arizona Department of Transportation and Homeless ID Project Partner to Provide Convenient State ID Services
The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) has collaborated with the Homeless ID Project to offer replacement state-issued IDs for clients at the downtown Phoenix Human Services Campus. The Homeless ID Project stated that IDs are crucial for accessing services and employment, and now individuals experiencing homelessness can conveniently obtain them.
The office is equipped with computer equipment, a printer, scanner, and camera, enabling clients to acquire IDs on-site. An MVD representative will be available at the office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. In addition, the office also functions as a TeleMVD office, allowing customers to conduct transactions with representatives located in other areas.
Previously, clients seeking replacement ID services faced the challenge of a 45-minute bus ride to the nearest MVD office. By offering MVD services at the downtown campus, this barrier has been eliminated, providing a significant benefit for clients. According to Rick Mitchell, the Homeless ID Project Executive Director, this development is a game-changer for their clients.
Last year alone, the Homeless ID Project facilitated the provision of thousands of documents, which included IDs and birth certificates from facilities across Arizona. With the introduction of replacement ID services at the downtown location, customers no longer need to travel to an MVD office, making the process more accessible and efficient.
The Homeless ID Project emphasized that these IDs will aid individuals in their journey to overcome homelessness more quickly than ever before. This collaborative effort between the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Homeless ID Project reflects a commitment to removing barriers and improving accessibility for individuals experiencing instability and homelessness.