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Community IDs (2/1/22) | Supporting

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This legislation came about after years of organizing with community members and creates a Community ID for people who are unable to have a standard government ID/license. This ID card would have an individual's basic information, address, name, height, etc. The Community ID will be an accepted form of photo identification for select County services that can be life-changing for many Miami-Dade residents, including seniors, survivors of domestic violence, formerly incarcerated or homeless individuals, foster youth, transgender individuals, and others lacking formal documentation. These residents often struggle to obtain a government-issued ID and therefore have difficulty proving who they are or are often barred from accessing basic government services.