Jersey City Assemblyman’s Bill Helps Get Homeless Free IDs

State Assembly Unanimously
Approves Legislation

The New Jersey General Assembly has unanimously approved Jersey City Assemblyman Raj Mukherhji’s bill (A-2107) that allows homeless people to obtain, duplicate or renew a non-driver identification card without paying a fee.

Once they present proof of temporary residence at a homeless shelter, the individuals will save the $24 fee.

“The administration fee is the only thing prevented many homeless people from acquiring identification, when shelters and social services organizations are willing to help these citizens.”

Mukherji said.

Removing this financial barrier to obtaining identification will assist homeless individuals in applying for employment, furthering their education, banking and many other activities that will help them rebuild their lives.

Jersey Journal Article