Broward County authorizes Community ID’s, giving an identity to many

Many residents, including citizens, do not meet the requirements to receive a driver’s license or state-issued identification, which makes proving their identity for numerous day-to-day activities a challenge.

These individuals include: the homeless and elderly individuals, those recently returning from jail, including new immigrants and refugees, and others who believe in a diverse and inclusive community.

In 2021, Broward County passed a resolution proposed by Commissioners Dale Holness and Nan Rich authorizing the issuance of Community IDs to Broward residents.

Broward County tapped the FaithAction Network, an organization that provides communities around the country with the resources and knowledge to launch a community ID program of their own. FaithAction and FaithAction ID network partners have provided over 30,000 ID cards to individuals who may not currently have access to government issued forms of ID.

Broward County residents with a community ID will be able to identify themselves to law enforcement, schools, health centers, city departments, and social service agencies, and participate in the cultural and business life of the county when an ID is required.

Click here to learn more about Broward Community ID’s and where to obtain one.

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