New California Law Gives Free IDs to Homeless People So They Can Access Housing, School
This had to be one of the most obvious and least expensive ways to enable people to move themselves up the economic ladder from the lowest steps. Obviating to some degree voter disenfranchisement efforts via the Help Americans Vote Act or abusive gestations of Voter ID is just gravy. That helps one day each two years or so.
This help people do their business at a bank instead of a payroll advance business. This lets them receive and send monies at a reasonable rate. All year every year.
The thing that often stands in the way of a homeless person and housing is just a state-issued identification. But a new law in California is making sure that its residents are no longer stranded on the streets because of that issue.
In order for a homeless person to do something as simple as apply for a job, enroll in public school or access homeless shelters and food stamps, they need to provide official identification. But those IDs often get lost or stolen and homeless people lack the funds and resources to obtain new driver’s licenses or birth certificates.
“If you’re living on the street it’s very difficult to keep ahold and keep your documents safe,” Janet Kelly, a senior attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, told Hawaii News Now.
But a new California law, which went into effect this month, is making the process of obtaining identification much easier by requiring state recorders to hand them out for free, the Sacramento Bee reported.